Cats of Ancient Egypt

Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Cats of Ancient Egypt
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

21 MB|18 pages
Product Description
Everyone loves cats! This project is an easy introduction to using the grid method to draw. The cat is a simple drawing that sets the children up for success. Younger children can follow a step-by-step drawing.

The lesson covers blending and layering techniques for working with colored pencils. Working small (6 x 9”) is an effective way to teach students to use colored pencils with beautiful results.

Creating a frame in metal tooling is an easy way to learn how to emboss, and it’s a pretty finish for the project. Of course, the frames are optional if metal tooling is not in your budget.

This is a great opportunity to tie in art history, social studies, and literature. Students learn about the role of cats in ancient Egypt. We take inspiration from a cat sculpture in the Egyptian collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as illustrations by Christina Balit in the beautiful book, Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, & Mortals from National Geographic Kids.

Included in this project are a gridded line drawing of a cat, a step-by-step drawing guide, a colored pencil warm-up sheet, a handout of Egyptian patterns for the metal tooling and a detailed photo tutorial for all of the steps.

Supplies needed: colored pencils, gold metallic colored pencils, 6 x 9” black drawing paper, rulers (optional), gold tone aluminum for tooling (38 gauge), and wooden styluses or dull pencils.

The 18-page project includes:
-Project Overview + Learning Objectives
-Fun Facts About Cats in Ancient Egypt + Word Wall (with Definitions)
-Information About the Cat Statue and Egyptian Ceiling Patterns
-Recommended Books + Supplies
-Photo Tutorial for Drawing
-Colored Pencil Techniques
-Creating the Frame in Metal Tooling
-Student Gallery, Grades 5-6
-Reference Photo of Egyptian Patterns from The Met
-Gridded Line Drawing of a Cat
-How to Draw a Cat, Step-by-Step
-Colored Pencil Warm-Up
-Pattern Handout for Metal Tooling

You can follow me on Instagram
Please tag me if you post about this project. I would love to see your pics!
Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from Ruth Chapman Art
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up