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#3816. Draw Like an Egyptian

Art, level: all
Posted Tue Oct 24 10:58:12 PDT 2006 by Kim Porter (kporter2@akron.k12.oh.us).
Akron Digital Academy, Akron, United States
Materials Required: Paper, pencil, paint, crayons, photographs of Egyptian paintings
Activity Time: 1-2 class sessions

Your students can draw a story using the style of ancient Egyptian paintings. They can make up their own hieroglyphics and symbols.
Have the students draw a story about something that happened to them, such as a holiday or family gathering, their favorite TV show, book, or even rap video! Have them incorporate at least one actual thing from the photographs. They can paint them with tempera paint or color them with crayon. When finished, it should resemble a painting that could be found in an ancient tomb.