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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Silhouettes in Art

Class Topic:

Silhouettes in art


(Overview & big concepts)

Students learn about Ancient Greek pottery painting and understand how to create images by using positive and negative space.

MFA Connections:

Ancient Greek vases and pottery

Art-making activity:

Single color silhouette paintings using pre-cut contact paper and tempera paint.

Pre-tour group activity:

Draw an outline of your hand or a partners hand, color it in

Follow-up activity:

Research Ancient Greece Black and Red figure techniques


Created By

Sarah Arcotta