Taking inspiration from the jeweled treasures of King Tutankhamen and other royalty in ancient Egypt, students create a close-up of a bracelet, ring, collared necklace, or other piece of jewelry.
This project uses gold metallic glue and vibrant chalk pastels to create gorgeous artwork of the jewels.
Students draw a close-up of a piece of jewelry. The reference drawings help the students break the object down into simple lines and shapes. For the artwork, we use a combination of chalk pastels and gold glue, which the kids love! The gold glue helps to separate the areas so the chalk colors don’t get muddy, and of course provides the look of real gold.
This project includes line drawings of 14 pieces of jewelry, a photo tutorial for all of the steps, and reference photos of the jewelry. Check out the student gallery in the preview for the stunning artwork!
Supplies needed: black oil pastels, black construction paper (12 x 18”), Elmer’s gel glue, premium gold tempera, chalk pastels, and fixative (optional).
The 29-page project includes:
-Project Overview + Learning Objectives
-Fun Facts About Ancient Egypt Jewelry+ Word Wall (with Definitions)
-Recommended Books + Supplies
-Photo Tutorial for Drawing
-Chalk Pastel Techniques
-Student Gallery, Grades 5-6
-Reference Photos of Ancient Egyptian Jewelry
-14 Line Drawings of Jewelry
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