Greek Myths in Painting

by  Penn Museum

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Investigate a series of painted vessels to uncover stories about
mythical gods and creatures from ancient Greece. Through interactive
conversation with a Museum educator, you will explore the poses,
symbols, materials, and artistic techniques used by makers to learn more
about how ancient Greeks interacted with the world. Think about how you
would tell a story in a single image by using your newly trained eye to
match Greek myths to their correct pottery pieces.

*Program Materials: Paper and writing utensils

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00
View Only: 150.00
Point to Point: $150.00
By Request: $150.00

Cost: (30 students per workshop)
• $150.00 for each Virtual Workshop

Based on Class Size:
• 1-30 students are recognized as one class
• 30-60 students are recognized as two classes
• 60-90 students are recognized as three classes

• Able to assist Title 1 schools that need full or participial sponsorship for virtual visits


60 minutes (Able to be adjusted to fit your regular class period)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Based on Group Size: 1-30 participants are recognized as one group

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Character Education, Community Interests, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Gifted & Talented, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History, STEM, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)Be in touch, as we work to connect on any platform

Booking Information

You will be contacted by our Outreach Programs Manager directly after your virtual request is received to discuss program details and to schedule a Tech Check. This 15-minute test call is scheduled one week prior your first virtual visit and is conducted to determine the integrity of the connection between the Penn Museum and participating institution

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

1. Submit all cancellations in writing at least two weeks in advance.
• Send cancellations to outreach@pennmuseum.org. Include “Cancellation” in the subject line of the email.
• Phone messages will not be accepted to cancel a trip.
• Cancellation is only complete when you receive confirmation from the Penn Museum.
2. Cancellations made two weeks or more in advance will receive a full refund of the deposit.
3. No contact and repetitive late cancellations may result in a school’s inability to book future visits.

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects
and powerful stories that emerge from its excavations and research
across the world.

Connect with the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the
Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the
pharaohs of ancient Egypt; from early Mexico to the lives of Native
American communities today.

Experience the richness of the ancient past, gain an understanding of
our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human

Outreach Program Manager

Program Details


All virtual workshops can be tailored to fit your normal class period. Up to four consecutive virtual workshops can be facilitated in one day.

1. Hello from the Penn Museum
2. Brief overview of archaeology, anthropology, and artifacts
3. Explore connections between stories past and present
4. Discover Culture Through Painted Scenes on Greek Pottery
5. Investigation of Greek Myths in Painting
6. Design Your Own Greek Vessel
7. Questions with our Museum educator


Essential Question:
How will close study of scenes painted on Greek pottery reveal the artistic techniques used in the past and today to tell stories through static imagery?

Students will…
1. Strengthen observation and reasoning skills through manipulating objects and materials
2. Develop their vocabulary
3. Make connection between ancient and modern storytelling practices
4. Experiment with shapes, patterns, and figurative scenes to create a personal design.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

• CCSS.ELA: Writing
Text Types & Purpose; Production and Distribution of Writing; Research to Build and Present Knowledge
• CCSS.ELA: Speaking & Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
• CCSS.ELA: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Comprehension and Collaboration; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes; Reason with shapes and their attributes

State Standards

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