Egyptian Artwork

6 days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.2 Develop an idea, question, or problem that is guided by the personal, historical, contemporary, cultural, environmental, and/or economic contexts of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements, organizational principles, patterns, relationships, techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

Objectives:

·         Students will study and learn about Egyptian culture and art.

·         Students will create two examples of Egyptian artwork.

·         Students will continue to improve their design and drawing skills.

Vocabulary Words:

Hieroglyphics, Cartouche, pattern, organic shapes, geometric shapes, lines, non-objective

Preparation:

Get out 12x18” white paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and scissors. Make enough copies for each student of the hieroglyphic worksheet (have students return when done). Make copies of and staple together Egyptian packets.

Materials and Resources:

·         example of Egyptian projects – Egyptian Collar and Cartouche

·         evaluation sheet

·         12x18” white paper

·         scissors

·         crayons

·         colored pencils

·         markers

·         copies of hieroglyphics

·         example of Egyptian artwork

·         Egyptian workbook (teacher)

·         Egyptian packets (students)

Motivation – Instruction:

  • Discuss and read about Egyptian culture and artwork.
  • Teacher will show example of projects and examples of Egyptian artwork.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Discuss different types of lines, how they can make patterns.
Procedure:

Day 1:

  • Discuss and read about Egyptian culture and artwork.
  • Teacher will show example of projects and examples of Egyptian artwork.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Discuss different types of lines, how they can make patterns.
  • (Egyptian Collars will be worked on first) Students will receive a piece of 12x18” white paper, fold it in half (“like a hamburger”), and trace the collar.
  • Students will neatly cut out their collars.
  • Students will begin drawing their non-objective design onto their collar (to look like jewels) using lines and shapes to create an interesting pattern.
Day 2:

  • Students will continue and finish drawing their design onto their collar.
  • Once students finish drawing, they will begin carefully coloring in their design with bright colored markers.
Day 3:

·         Students will continue and finish coloring in their collar. If students finish early they may work on their Egyptian packets.

Day 4:

·         Students will begin their Egyptian Names/Cartouche. They will receive a hieroglyphics worksheet and 12x18” white paper.

·         Students will fold their white paper in half (“like a hotdog”) and in hieroglyphics neatly drew their first name and an interesting back ground on one side.

·         Once students finish the first side, they will draw their last name, middle name, or nickname on the other side, plus an interesting background.

Day 5:

·         Students will finish drawing their hieroglyphic names and backgrounds.

·         Students will begin coloring their artwork with their choice of colored pencils, markers, or crayons.

Day 6:

·         Students will finish coloring and hand in both projects.

·         Students may work on their Egyptian packets once they finish their projects.

 

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