Egypt, many works or art were discovered in the tombs and temples
of Ancient Egypt. Because of their belief in life after death, Egyptians
filled their tombs with objects and paintings that reflected everyday
life. Scenes of planting, harvesting, processions, warfare, and
celebrations make it easy to imagine life 3,500 years ago along
the banks of the Nile River.
By drawing scenes of life and objects from Ancient Egypt, this
will help to instill a better understanding of the golden age
of the pharaohs.
- Books with pictures
of life in Ancient Egypt
- Paper similar
in appearance to papyrus - parchment copier paper works well
(papyrus is available, but very expensive)
- Paint: tempura
- Paint brushes,
- Permanent markers:
black, fine point
- Scratch paper
- After studying pictures, paintings, and artwork of Ancient Egypt,
students will create a picture on scratch paper that resembles
- This picture will then be lightly drawn, with pencil, onto papyrus
- Students can add hieroglypics around the border of the picture
to give it more of an Egyptian look.
- Using a fine point, permanent marker (Sharpie type), students
carefully outline around areas of picture.
- Paints will be carefully applied. Bright paints work well.
- Touch up with black pens (can go over dry acrylic paints).
- The finished pictures are framed and ready to hang.
Six Visual Arts Standard used with this Egyptian Art Project:
Perception (1.1, 1.2, 1.3)
Expression (2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
and Cultural Context (3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
- Aesthetic Valuing (4.1,