Roman Art PDF

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Roman Art is a month-long unit about the Roman borrowing from other cultures, realism, and tendency towards mythological themes. Students will do hands-on activities and projects to learn about the Roman art forms including painting, sculpture, mosaics, pottery, plays, and architecture. For mentors to use with ages 6 to 18 years.


Roman Art is the ninth and final unit in the Art Beginnings course. Learn about how the Romans took artistic ideas from those they conquered to make their own style of art and architecture. This unit contains sections on:

  • Characteristics of Roman Art
  • Roman Art Forms
  • Roman Mythology
  • Architecture

Layers of Learning is an activity-based program. The mentor chooses from among the activities in the unit to create mental hooks for learning. Some of the activities in this unit include:

  • Crafting a paper Roman sarcophagus
  • Making your own Roman mosaic
  • Painting a panel painting portrait on wood
  • Making a Roman style coil pot
  • Making a fibula (Roman brooch)
  • Learning about stoicism and Medea by Seneca, and crafting a foldable
  • Crafting a model of Pompeii from clay, paint, paper, and other objects
  • Building a model of a Roman temple from graham crackers and frosting
  • And so much more!

Each Layers of Learning Arts unit includes library lists of books, a family read-aloud suggestion, hands-on activities, printables and paper crafts, sidebars for extra learning, and tools to help you assess student’s progress and mastery. You can learn more about how Layers of Learning works in the Curriculum Guide or learn to teach art with the Arts Guidebook for mentors.

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The center is filled with lesson plans, hands-on activities that cement the learning and make it fun. The sidebars are for extra tidbits, rabbit trails, and writing and reading ideas.  The mentor chooses among the activities and sidebars to design a custom learning plan for your family or class.


This unit was written to be used for a month but contains plenty of content for many more weeks of learning if you choose. This is a pick-and-choose curriculum, meant to be cycled back to in the future when your child is older. As such, it intentionally includes far more material than you can possibly cover in a month.

Roman Art is also part of the overall Art Beginnings course, the first Year of the four year Layers of Learning Arts cycle. If you use the program in order, it will take you though the art in chronological order, tracking with the Layers of Learning History units. However, each unit stands alone and can be used independently of any other unit.

Printable Pack

This unit comes with a downloadable Printable Pack that includes all the student worksheets. The printables can be copied as many times as needed for your family or class.

You can download the Printable Pack from your receipt or from your account at Layers of Learning.

Extra Resources

This unit comes with extra weblinks and a YouTube video playlist on the Art Beginnings Resources page.


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1 review for Roman Art PDF

  1. katemichelle07

    Using this along with the history unit really deepened our understanding of Ancient Rome.

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