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.