Byzantine Egg Tempera Art Lesson

New Eyes Art
Grade Levels
4th - 10th, Homeschool
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It is so easy to "wow" your students with this lesson. What better way to focus those wiggly fourth graders or wake up those sluggish 9th graders than to tell them they will be painting with eggs! Watch those confused looks spread across their faces!

This lesson also makes a rather dull part of art history very interesting. If your art history students are tired of looking at religious art you can make the process very exciting. Show them how artists throughout history made their own paint and put your students to work!

This project is fine for students as young as third grade with a lot of teacher preparation. This project could be an almost complete independent study for a high school art student. Whether you are doing prep work for a young class, or showing the techniques to older students for them to experiment, this project is great!

The supplies are rather simple: eggs, chalk (or other pigment), and a hard surface to paint on.

This lesson includes some beautiful visual aids. The Byzantine era continues to have importance today in the Eastern Orthodox Church and their iconography. Use the visual aids to show the unique representation of the human figure during this time period.

Give this one a try and let me know what you think!

New Eyes Art
Mrs. Knutson's Art Class
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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