Lesson 1: Motifs – Cross Culture Variety, Design, Uses and Symbolism

Inquiry for Ideas: the first step in the design process!

List of Ancient Cultures to Research

  1. China 
  2. Egypt
  3. Celtic
  4. Rome
  5. Greek
  6. Mayan
  7. Mesopotamian
  8. Aztec
  9. Incas

Lesson 2... analyse the symbols

Elements: Line & Shape: Type, Quality, Direction?

Style: Representational Abstract or Non Representational

If applicable: Subject Matter

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This is a pattern from the incas.

Ancient Greek Motifs.

 it symbolizes growing season.

This is a pattern used in China.It is used on rugs and clothing.People use this to make their clothing and rug look nice but it also symbolizes wealth.

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