Middle School Art Lesson: Chinese Ming Dynasty Vase Art History Game & Sub Plan

Middle School Art Lesson: Chinese Ming Dynasty Vase Art History Game & Sub Plan

This can be used as a homeschool resource for the 6th-9th grades.
Most commonly used for 5th-6th grade students.

Included: PDF, 27 Pages

Middle school students in my class love to play roll a dice gamesYou can! That’s what gets them interested in learning. Art history. It is not unusual for an artist to make a vase of the Chinese Ming Dynasty. You are going to be missing? Do you need to fill up? art sub plan This folder contains engaging art projects with low prep that can be easily implemented by substitute teachers. You can teach your students pottery, clay vs. stoneware, underglazes and Jingdezhen, the ancient Chinese city. This resource is great for social and art teachers who are looking to integrate arts into their classes for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Your students will be guided from beginning to end with the help of step-by-step instructions and the PowerPoint presentation that comes along.


You will be missing and may need to substitute an artist lesson. Are you looking for something to do with your family? Remote accessOder DistanceSituation? You can get rid of the stress that comes with being away! Students can read and practice drawing Chinese in just one lesson. The actual project will be completed when they return home the week after.

You are planning on Take maternity leaveLooking for ready-to-go, engaging art projects? Uncertified subartists could still handle the task.Are you worried? No worries! No worries! This lesson contains everything, from self-assessment tools to the activity. It will help students learn while on vacation.

Complete your art sub plan A folder packed with detailed lessons on art that will inspire your students but not overwhelm them. Place the dice and copies of the game inside the tub in a folder labeled. It’s easy for your students to learn how to play this game and to take it with them.


Do you want to instill self-reliance within your art space? This Chinese vase painting game is the most effective and productive. Early finisher activity Your students.

Create a center for choice-based arts where students can choose from a variety of activities. Let students choose what activity they want to make by printing the directions and game board backwards. Similar to the a Directed drawing Students are led through art processes.


Are you an artist teacher in search of a job? Art lesson: Differentiated This will increase independent thinking and problem solving, as well as skill acquisition.

There are four ways art can be distinguished: the result of the project and how it was done, as well as the tasks that students were given, the additional resources available to them, and the support they received. Although students might choose the same design from the story quilt board game, every project has a unique outcome.

There are three options for students to create their own design. First, students can use the game board to choose their pieces. You can also choose a second board. These are both printables. Last but not least, digital spinner wheels have been added for distance learners who need engaging lessons.


  • Non-Editable, 18-Page PDF
  • 9-page, non-editable PowerPoint presentation
  • Roll a Dice
  • The Game is also available in a Choice-Based Drawing version
  • A Step-by – Step-by – Picture Instruction and Directions
  • Ming Dynasty pottery history handout
  • Five Chinese Vase Templates
  • Visual Arts Self-Assessment rubrics
  • Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
  • 8 Statements titled “I Can” that align with Studio Habits of Mind
  • Try Drawing Page
  • Coloring page
  • Students can use the Paperless Google Drive digital resource (as well as Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive and Teams)
  • Digital Spinner Wheels are available for download on Google Slides, YouTube and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page)


Roll the die to create an antique vase in chinese and collect the pieces.

  1. Choose a vase shape, and then trace it.
  2. Then roll the die to select which border you’ll add to your vase from the first column.
  3. To select another border, roll the die once more and then draw it.
  4. Roll a third time to determine which animal you’ll add. It should be drawn large, in the center of the vase.
  5. Next, roll the remaining columns two times more to choose floral patterns. You can repeat these floral patterns as many times as you like to fill the vase.
  6. You can trace everything with a permanent marker.
  7. Finally, use several colors of blue to color your items.
  8. To fill out the vase, use gradation. This is when a color gradually changes from one to another.



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Created by Amie Bentley, © Glitter Meets Glue Designs, LLC

The drawing ideas sheet was used with my second and third graders. The students loved getting some inspiration and direction for making their vase designs.

This lesson was enjoyed by the class, especially the dice-roll activity. This was so useful when I taught a lesson about China.


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