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Colour and Texture: Making your own Ancient Greek Temple

All day from Friday 26 March until Sunday 4 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Do you know how colourful the ancient world was? In this activity, ideal for children and families, the Education Coordinator at our Museum will show you how to draw a simplified Ancient Greek Temple and decorate it. All you need to do is follow the step-by-step instructions in our fun instructional video. This activity is designed as a fun exercise for children, which also teaches them about temples and their architectural elements. Ancient Greek temples were not the white and yellow marble monuments we see today, 2000 years ago they were painted in vibrant greens, reds, blues and other colours. We will show you how to draw a temple based on the temple of Zeus at Olympia. We will then decorate it with scraps of paper found around the home to give it colour and texture.  

You can find all the resources you will need on our Padlet. Share your designs with us on our interactive online board! 

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Additional Information

Age: Children under 12, All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Theme: Society, Explore
Accessibility: Closed Captions

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