Students in 4th through 6th grades studied the geometric period of Greek art ranging from 900 to 700 BC. Students began by creating a textured watercolor painting and cutting it into a symmetrical vase shape. On the vase, students used different types of cardboard to print and create geometric patterns. The final step was to create a geometric border using different colored papers. This was a great project to connect art history, culture and design. I also liked this lesson because it gets the students to examine different styles and shapes of vases so they have some information to draw upon when they create their own ceramic pieces.