Chinese Ming Vases

Chinese Ming Vases

I wanted to introduce my second graders to some art from around the world so I chose to teach them about Chinese Ming vases.  The students were guided through a lesson on how to draw a variety of vase types.  I then taught them how to draw a pagoda and/or a dragon. The students then added their own details, including patterns. We colored them with a variety of blue values.  The students then used maker to color on coffee filters with a variety of red values.  We then sprayed them with water and let them dry. We used these to make the cherry blossoms after adding some branches in the vase. The students finished these off with the addition of some Chinese characters. The students amazed me with their detailed work! (sorry, these were a bit hard to photograph!)

 

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