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Classroom Activity: Shapeshifter Challenge: Transform the Fonthill Vase

Redesign a famous Museum artefact dating from 1300AD, while learning about the long and famous history of this piece

One of the most famous artefacts in the National Museum of Ireland’s collection is the Fonthill Vase; which is made of quinbai Porcelain and dates from approximately 1300AD, however its name originates from the fact it was kept in Fonthill Abbey in England in the 1800s. The Fonthill Vase was transformed into a jug by adding a fancy spout and handle. What else could it be? Use your imagination to transform it into something completely different.
 

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Activity at a Glance

Level: 1st – 6th Class
Format: Worksheet
Group Size: Any
Location: Classroom Activity
Availability: This activity sheet can be accessed in the link above
 
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Curriculum Links

Visual Art

Strand
Drawing – Making drawings
 
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Learning Outcomes

  • To present fun and engaging arts and crafts activities to students
  • To encourage and develop student skills in drawing, crafts, and construction
  • To highlight material culture and its importance in our understanding of the past

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