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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