Drawing King Tut’s Mask Using Symmetry- C1W2 Lesson Plan
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Introduce students to Egyptian art while teaching them about Balance (using symmetry), one of the Principles of Design.
This lesson plan introduces the Principles of Design and explores Balance and Symmetry using the mask from King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus as an example. Students will also look at a few other famous Egyptian works of art before drawing their own copy of King Tut’s mask using symmetry.
Since we study Ancient – Medieval History in cycle 1 of Classical Conversations, this project works great for the cycle 1 week 2, 30 minute fine arts lesson on symmetry.
This 17 page lesson plan includes the following:
- An introduction to Egyptian art
- A carefully crafted sentence about Egyptian Art (ideal for memorization)
- An explanation of Balance (including symmetry), one of the Principles of Design
- “The Principles of Design” poster
- Vocabulary words and definitions
- References to additional resources
- 6 pages of Egyptian art samples
- Detailed Art Project instructions
- Materials List
- Step-by-step pictorial instructions for How to Draw King Tut’s Mask
- Options for scaling the art project up or down depending on the experience level of your art students
- Encore suggestions- These are ideas tutors can offer students for how they can repeat the lesson at home with a fun twist. If you have several hours to complete this art project, you may want to try one of these suggestions in class.
This lesson is available, at a discount, in the “Ancient Art Drawing Package,” which includes 6 lesson plans and is ideal for weeks 1-6 of Fine Arts in a cycle 1 Classical Conversations Foundations community.
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