The capitals in “Free” style

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Doric, Ionic or Corinthian? None of that! The students of  7th grade have created their capitals Order Free, Magic and Fantastic, assembling animal legs, margins of leaves, insect wings and profiles of strange beasts. After drawing the parts in perfect symmetry as required by the Greek architectural tradition, the colors have been added to the final marker with finishing touches and shading in pencil.

The effect is really amazing, what do you think? Now we could design a fabulous Acropolis?



Sculpture of animals: first step

Silhouette in backlight


8 thoughts on “The capitals in “Free” style”

  1. This is a wonderful lesson! Did you give them any kind of requirements on what had to be included in the column? How did you introduce the unit to them?

    • Hi Kendra! I gave them the measurement of the column and the capital, in order to have the same size of the drawing. In the lesson we previous spoke about the shape of the greek capitals and the symmetry. When they start to draw, ve use some book with flowers, plants, insects and animals, and the students copied some part assembled together freely. Did I help you?
      If you have any further question, please ask me! 🙂

  2. I just love all your lessons. I am teaching digital art this year to 6th graders. Thank you for the inspirations. Planning on modifying some of your ideas and applying it using Photoshop and Illustrator. Thanks for sharing!


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