Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hoplite Sheilds

In Greece, Hoplite were elite foot soldiers. Each soldier wore breast plates, guards for his lower legs, carried a spear, sword, and shield. The shields had designs on front meant to intimidate their enemies, the scarier, the better. As a class we have been designing our own Hoplite Shields. 

First we traced a plate for a basic circular design.

After cutting out our circles we then sketched our design.

I gave my students access to any art supplies in the class, Oil pastels, colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc. Although we are not completely done they turned out pretty incredible.  


Very intimidating!