How to draw Celtic Knots from Ancient Roman Mosaics




Learn how to draw a Celtic knot from the mosaic floor of a basilica from ancient Rome. Get step-by-step instructions for drawing the knot using the grid drawing method.

Learn about the element of art, VALUE, then use a value scale to add color to the mosaic knot. You’ll get the worksheets needed to differentiate this art lesson into three different levels for a fun way to learn about architecture in art class or when studying art history or ancient Rome.

What you Get:

  • Teacher Instructions (4 pages)
  • Background Information (5 pages)
  • Value Worksheets (5 pages)
  • Drawing Knot 1 (5 pages)
  • Drawing Knot 2 (4 pages)
  • Drawing Knot 3 (6 pages)

>>>>> A total of 29 pages!


  • Art
  • Ancient Rome – the knot designs come from the floor of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, in Aquileia.

Each knot design has 3 levels of options:

Level 1: Learn about value, then color the knot coloring page using a value scale.

Level 2: Start with a knot outline and add the mosaic pieces using a value scale.

Level 3: Use the drawing steps to make a knot drawing (using the grid method) then the mosaic pieces using a value scale.


Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase, and you can begin drawing right away!


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