How to Draw Greek Motifs and Make Greek Patterns




Learn how to draw Greek patterns that can be used for a Greek vase art lesson. Use repeated motifs from ancient Greece to create patterns. The worksheets are divided into 4 levels of difficulty to differentiate the drawing activities easily. 

If you’d like to have students draw a vase I have a related lesson on drawing Greek vases.  You can also buy them as a BUNDLE and save money. See the BUNDLE here.

Your Students Will:

  • Learn about the 5 elements of shape.
  • Do drawing warm-ups with abstract shapes.
  • Make twin drawings of Greek motifs.
  • Create a pattern with Greek motifs.
  • Make a mystery drawing of a trireme ship.

What you Get:

  • Teacher Instructions (6 pages)
  • Drawing Warm-ups  (6 pages)
  • Twin Drawing Greek Motifs (5 pages)
  • Making Patterns (10 pages)
  • Mystery Drawing (5 pages)

>>>>> A total of 33 pages!


  • Art
  • Ancient Greece

In this activity, students will use the “5 elements of shape” to complete the drawings.

This lesson aligns with the book Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes.  In her book, Mona Brookes teaches students to draw by using “5 elements of shape”.  So if you are a homeschool parent using this book as part of your curriculum, this will fit right into your ancient history lessons.


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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