Egyptian Inspired Self Portraits


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egyptian inspired self portraits

Create an Egyptian inspired portrait using the elements of art and design in this great video by our wonderful Sandra Tarantino.

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egyptian inspired self portraits

with sandra tarantino
This art activity is for children and inspired by the stunning designs of Egyptian art and artisans work of over 3000 years ago. Children can create their own decorative headpiece using the elements of art & design such as lines, shapes, colours. They will also use the principle of repetition and rhythm in pattern designs for their self portrait.

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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  • Light source
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Permanent black marker
  • Colouring media ex. watercolour or pencil crayons
  • Watercolour paper or other stiff paper option
  • Painters tape or masking tape

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You can also download a copy of the steps outlined in this video below.
DOWNLOAD(PDF)

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Look at some of the items Sandra has discussed in greater detail.

LINES AND SHAPES TO USE FOR YOUR HEADDRESS.

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WARM & COOL COLOUR WHEEL
  • Which colours are complimentary?

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EXAMPLE PROJECTS CREATED BY OTHER STUDENTS

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THE BOOKS

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WE'RE SAILING DOWN THE NILE

By LAURIE KREBS

There is so much in store on this incredible journey - enormous statues and temples, the legendary Sphinx, tombs and mummies, and of course the Great Pyramids. With seven exciting destinations, a god or goddess on each page, and informative notes at the end, you will be an Egypt expert in no time!


A DIFFERENT BOOKLIST

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EVERYTHING ANCIENT EGYPT

By CRISPIN BOYER

The ancient Egyptians thought big and built bigger, leaving behind monuments and messages that have endured for five millennia despite tomb robbers and the ravages of time. Pyramids and mummies tell us about their deaths, but new technologies are peeling the wraps off their mysterious lives. In Everything Ancient Egypt kids will discover all they want to know about the mysteries of ancient Egypt and learn new weird, wacky, and fascinating facts as well.


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SOCIAL STUDIES

Read or listen to We're Sailing Down the Nile and/or National Geographic Ancient Egypt for some history about how ancient Egyptians lived, what they believed and how their societies were organized.

Ask the following questions:
  • Who and what are the different morphed animal and humanoid creatures?
  • Why do you think King Tutankhamun had so many treasures buried with him?
  • Who made these treasures? How do you think they were made 3000 years ago? How is that different than today?
  • Are there any treasures and furniture you recognize? Look around your home.
  • How are they different or the similar to what you have at home today?
  • Would everyone have lived like a pharaoh?


Stay tuned for a new aras video series coming soon.

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