Primary School Workshop

PAINTED STATUES: Lost worlds of colour

From the monumental Colossus of Rhodes to the mini figurines of heroes, ancient statues have had a varied and surprisingly colourful history! In this crafty workshop students will discover how Greek statues were actually painted with bright colours, bedazzled with jewels and sometimes covered with gold and ivory! Students will explore the amazing world of ancient sculpture and meet the crew of characterful statues from the Archaic to Classical periods at the museum. Then, students will apply their learning by painting and decorating their own funky god or goddess statue design! While the statue masterpieces dry, we’ll discover the myth of Galatea – the statue that came to life, play a round of musical statues with a twist, or even stage our own live statue exhibition.
This workshop links with the following Victorian Curriculum F-10 Learning Areas and Capabilities:


Learning Areas: History, Visual Arts, Design and Technologies, Civics and Citizenship, English

Capabilities: Ethical Capability, Intercultural Capability, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking

Ideal for: Grades 1 – 6
Duration: 1.5 hours
Delivery: On-site at the Hellenic Museum

Classroom capacity: 25-30 students

Cost: $15 per student