Coloring Outside the Lines
Viewing a work of art in a museum setting is much different than the way it would have originally been displayed or even the way someone would display an object in their home.
The objective for this coloring activity is not only for the student to color the work of art, but to draw an imaginary environment around the object.
This work of art is an earthenware model of a watchtower found in an ancient Chinese tomb. At the top of the tower are military men with crossbows stationed at the corners. Below the watchtower is a moat with fish and turtles. In ancient China, an actual watchtower would have been located outside in an area where you could see far into the distance, looking for approaching enemies.