From the Visual Arts department

Ancient Civilizations Pottery Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Form III, the Visual Arts girls are introduced to Visual Culture Studies – the study of the history of art in which past human social and political actions are recorded. Traditionally, the focus has been on Western art. This project required the girls to research various ancient civilizations and create an artifact in clay, which was inspired by an ancient civilization. The tactile quality of clay enabled the girls to understand different ways of seeing, why the objects were made and why they look the way they do.

Sue Heydenrych
HoD Visual Arts

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