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Art at Home 16

Week 16 Theme: History

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Day 1: Cave Drawings

Today, you will be creating a cave painting! Tape your paper to the wall and draw an image onto the paper using oil pastels or chalk.

Click here to see what we are making today:

Required items:

  • A4 paper
  • Chalk or oil pastels
  • Tape

Links to other subjects: Art.
Look at cave paintings and try to figure out what they are showing you.

Extra activities:
Click here to learn how to draw a buffalo (paper and colours to fill in)

Day 2: Viking Shield

Today, you will be creating your own Viking shield! Cut out a circle shape on cardboard or some card and design a shield that represents you!

Click here to visit this website to see the inspiration for what we are making today:

Required items:

  • Card/cardboard
  • Paint/felt tips

Links to other subjects: History.
Look at the Vikings and the protection they would have worn while in battle.

Extra activities:
Click here to learn how to draw a Viking helmet (paper and colours to fill in)

Day 3: Greek Monsters

Today, you will be creating your own Greek monster! Look at some different Greek monsters online and create some art about them or create your own monster. Draw them and add details to make them look scary.

Click here to visit this website to see what we are making today.

Required items:

  • A4 paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Paints/felt tips
  • Other bits to decorate

Links to other subjects: English.
Read some different Greek myths!

Extra activities:
Click here to learn how to draw Mike from Monsters Inc.

Day 4: Roman Ship Mosaic

Today, you will create Roman ship mosaic! Use the chalk or oil pastel and draw your ship. Around it, use the squares to create a mosaic of the sunset and water. Make sure to leave a little space in between each of the pieces of paper.

Click here to visit this website to see what we’re making today.

Required items:

  • White/black A4 paper
  • Cut squares of coloured paper
  • Chalk/oil pastels

Links to other subjects: History.
Look at the Romans and how they impacted and changed life in Britain.

Other activities:
Click here to learn how to draw a sword.
 

Day 5: Hieroglyphic Message


Today, you will be creating a message in hieroglyphics for someone to discover in 100 years! Write some messages and have your family decipher them.
Click here to visit this website to see what we’re making today. 
Click here to visit this website for a hieroglyphics key. 

Required items:

  • Paper
  • Felt tips

Links to other subjects: History.
Look at the Rosetta Stone and why it was so important.

Other activities:
Click here to learn how to draw pyramids.