The ancient Egyptians used a grid to set up their drawings of gods, goddesses, and pharaohs. This is the perfect tie in for learning to use the grid method to draw.
We ease into the drawing by getting started together, getting the proportions correct so every student is set up for success.
The kids enjoy getting to choose among 12 different crowns and headdresses worn by both men and women who were gods, goddesses, or pharaohs, including King Amenhotep III, King Menes, Osiris, Queen Nefertari, Isis and Seshat. My students like learning to emboss on the aluminum tooling and Sharpies are an easy way to add color. If you have access to brush Sharpies, those are a big hit with the kids!
Supplies needed: pencils and pens, wooden styluses, aluminum metal tooling (36 or 28 gauge), smooth cardboard, fine point Sharpies, optional brush Sharpies and white and gold paint pens, masking tape.
The 27-page project includes:
-Project Overview + Learning Objectives
-Fun Facts About Ancient Egypt Portraits, Metal Tooling + Crowns
-Word Wall (with Definitions)
-Recommended Books + Supplies
-Photo Tutorial for Drawing with the Grid Method
-Photo Tutorial for Embossing the Aluminum Tooling
-Marker Techniques on the Metal
-Student Gallery, Grades 5-6
-Reference Photos of Ancient Egyptian Crowns
-12 Gridded Line Drawings of Gods, Goddesses + Pharaohs with Crowns
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