Thursday, January 31, 2008

Egyptian Art Unit

Egyptian Art
Grade: 5/Art Club
# of lessons: 3

Art Resources: Egyptian photographs and artifacts from trip, Art and Religion in Ancient Egypt by Leslie Kaplan, teacher products, and visual aide.

Art Materials: clay, clay tools, gold and silver paint, rulers, pencils, blue/turquoise paint, watercolor paints, paintbrushes, buckets for water, pre-cut paper triangles (gold, red, and blue), glue, toothpicks, string, and scissors.

Objectives- Student will:
- create a series of artworks based on ancient Egypt.
- use a variety of 2-d and 3-d materials.
- learn about various types of sculpture.
- use hieroglyphics for writing.
- learn about life and art in ancient Egypt.

Relation to life/Why this is important: Student will learn about the art of an ancient culture.

Interdisciplinary Connections: Language and Social Studies

Vocabulary: cartouche, hieroglyphics, hamsa, scarab, Nefertiti, King Tut, mummy, ruin, pyramid, tomb.

Lessons: The display will consist of the following components:

A. Clay Hamsa- will use hamsa tracer to cut out the shape of a hamsa from rolled out clay. Student may carve into their hamsa for details or keep it smooth. The hamsas will be fired and painted with watercolor paints.

B. Hieroglyphic Cartouche - Students will write their name in hieroglyphics on a cartouche worksheet. The student will cut out his cartouche and use it to trace the oval onto rolled out clay. Student will trace his name through the paper onto the clay. Student will add the bottom components of the cartouche in clay and it will be fired. Student will paint his cartouche either silver or gold.

C. Scarab Necklace- Each student will roll a scarab shape into clay. Then he will carve a traditional into the clay with a paperclip and poke a hold through it. The scarab will be fired and paint with turquoise paint. The student will string it with three strings and use paper beads as the chains.

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