Selene, Goddess of the Moon

In Greek mythology, Selene is the sister of Helios, the god of the sun. The Romans called her Luna. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens.

In the statue in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, she is riding a horse into battle with the Giants (on the right). 

Learn more about Selene and how to create your own painting of the goddess.

For this activity you will need: paper, paintbrushes, paint, and something glittery! 

Pick of the Bunch

A fun story from The Fitzwilliam Museum about flowers competing to be the chosen bloom for a painting. Inspired by 'A vase of flowers with a monkey' by Ambrosius Bosschaert the younger. Written and narrated by Nicola Wallis. Designed by Ayshea Carter. This story is aimed at children aged 5 years and younger, but can be enjoyed by all ages.

 

Paint like a petal

Flowers are nature’s artists.  Blues, purples, yellows and reds - they come in an amazing rainbow of colours and shades.  Download this activity to find out the science behind petal colour, make your own petal paint and create a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers.

Design Your Own Greek Vase

Have you ever wanted to know more about Greek pottery? This is your chance! 

In this activity you will chose one of three pottery shapes to decorate inspired by Greek pottery styles. You can use pencil and paper to complete this, but you can also get creative with some coloured pencils or paints.