The second graders are learning about ancient Greece in their social studies class. In Art, they created stories about Olympians, Gods, and Goddesses on amphoras. Amphoras are 2 handled ceramic vases used by the Greeks. The ancient Greeks used a technique called sgraffito to draw the images on the vases. Sgraffito means to scratch…the top color is scratched off to reveal a different color clay underneath.
The 2nd graders practiced theirs sgraffito skills twice. First, they used scratch paper, revealing gold/silver underneath the black layer. Second, they used clay, scratching through a layer of red glaze to reveal the white clay underneath.