Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Our story tries to let you know more about Greek and Roman Art, an ancient culture that devoted to develop fine arts.
We would like to share this information with you, explore the following link, read our story and post your comments around this:

To learn more about how Greek and Roman art influenced  different nations, here you will find what Greeks and Romans did around art, look at their pottery designs, their sculptures, their way of recreating real bodies, and venerated activities as sports and Olympics.   You can share what do you know about this part of Art History and this kind of production.
Share your comments on:
1. What do you know about this, have you have some pieces in museums in your country?
2. What do you know about Greek and Roman Art?
3. Are there some of this work in your country that remind you this style?
4. How do you feel while watching at this kind of art?
5. How do you "connect" to Greek and Roman paintings?
6. Do you learn something by the story we creating around Greek and Roman Art?



Tuesday, 3 April 2012



Marco: Julio
Cesar: Mauricio
Augusto: Chema
Octavio: Saul
Maximo: Angel
Aquiles: Daniel
Ulises: Leonardo
Nestor: Alan
Laertes: Hector

Casia: Dany
Cecilia: Sofy
Tita: Xime
Hersilia: Luz
Semia: Diana

Sometime ago in a parallel universe a group of Romans were talking.
Maximo: I am bored, what can we do?
Cesar: We can go to see the gladiators.
Augusto: I like going to the Coliseum.
Marco: No Augusto, I am sick of watching that slaves fighting each other.
Cesar: Today it would be Christians versus lions!
Maximo: That is not interesting we already know who would be the winner.
(Musical number: Jesus Christ Super Star soundtrack)
Octavio: We should see what is happening in other worlds.
Augusto: Yes, Octavio is right; we should travel with the galactic bridge to other planets.
Marco: Let’s step in and see where it takes us.
They used the bridge and arrive to the planet of the hockey.
Cesar: What is this place?
Octavio: All these people are crazy!
Maximo: What is that game that they are playing?
Augusto: I don’t know, we should go somewhere else.
They traveled in the bridge again and this time they arrived to the planet of the Greeks
Aquiles: Welcome to planet Greece.
(Musical number: Zorba dance)
Augusto: We should conquer this place after all we are warriors
Marco: Not only warriors, we are the best of the best in the war.
Cesar: Yes, our people had conquered many other civilizations.
Octavio: We should destroy this civilization.
Nestor: What?! No! You can’t destroy us!
Augusto: And why not?
Aquiles: Because we have awesome theater writers like Sophocles that have invented tragedies and comedies, you would really enjoy watching them.
Ulises: Yes, we made the best sculptures, and we also paint pottery.
Nestor: And you copy all from us.
Cesar: You are lying.
Ulises: NO! he is telling the truth, you have our same gods, and your sculptures are exactly the same we did.
Laertes: And we are so intelligent, we also developed philosophy, medicine, democracy…
Marco: Yes but all that intelligence won’t help you to stop us of conquering you.
Nestor: He is probably right, we will need some help. Laertes, go for the Etruscans.
(Musical number: Etruscan dance)
Octavio: Who are you?
Casia: We are Etruscan women; in our culture women are as important as men.
Cesar: What?! Are the men in your culture insane?
Cecilia: Our men are more intelligent and they know they can’t do anything without us.
Marco: And why are you here?
Hersilia: Our ancestors the Villanovans trade their products with the Greeks and the Phoenicians.
Cecilia: Our ancestors began doing things the way the Greeks and the Phoenicians did them.
Tita: When they change their traditions they started to be called Etruscans.
Semia: Some of our people helped building planet Rome so we are your ancestors.
Aquiles: That is why we called them.
Nestor: Yes to help us making you understand that we are all connected.
Ulises: And you can’t destroy us because you will be destroying part of you.
Maximo: OK you convinced us, we will go.
Marco: Really!! We are going to surrender like that?
Maximo: Of course not
Augusto: So why did you say that?
Maximo: Because is a trap. Follow me.
The romans are the Etruscans are  talking
Tita: We use painting and dance in our religious rituals.
Hersilia: We love to dance.
Aquiles: What about sculpture? Do you do that too?
Semia: Our people works the bronze very good, they do human figures and other things with it.
Casia: The romans are back.
Laertes: What are you doing here?
Octavio: We came back to give you a present.
Semia: I don’t trust you.
Octavio: It is understandable, but please accept our gift as a sign of peace.
Hersilia: Everybody deserves another opportunity.
Tita: Yes don’t be so rancorous.
Aquiles: I think Semia is right to be suspicious.
Ulises: Yes if you think we are going to fall in your trap you don’t know us.
Laertes: It only proves that our culture has influenced you.
Aquiles: The trick that you are trying to use was invented by one of our men.
Laertes: Yes, it was Homer, he wrote it in the Iliad.
Nestor: Now you should surrender.
Casia: You have no other option we have you surrounded.
Cecilia: Understand that you have to respect all the cultures.
Ulises: At the end we all have something in common.
Tita: No matter if we have differences we all deserve the same respect.
Casia: And we all can be friends.
Cecilia: You have to commit to respect others.
Hersilia: And to give back the territories you had conquered.
Romans: Yes, we agree.
Casia: In that case you are free.
Laertes: Go home and remember your promise.
Semia: Let’s do a party to celebrate!

Saul: But we are not all about war, fights and deaths.
Julio: No, we also constructed aqueducts to carry water from long distances. 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Transmedia - Storytelling art project

Classic civilizations

Week 1
The students formed pairs, each main aspect of the civilizations (localization and daily life, literature, music, painting, sculpture, achitecture) was assigned to a pair so the students can investigate.

After the investigation they made a poster comparing the aspect they research of each culture. They present their posters to the class.

Week 2
We observed the main expressions in the architecture of Greece and Rome. Students model a recreation of the Roman Coliseum.

Week 3
Students made comics to present the information they have collected. Students wrote a story including the information