Sunday, April 24, 2011

Egyptian Profile Pictures

Second graders learn about Ancient Egypt, as part of their SOL's in social studies.  So, in art the students created Egyptian Profile pictures using scratch art.  We talked about why Egyptian portraits have the body facing forward, but the head sideways. (Ancient Egyptians thought that this kind of portrait made them look important).  They learned the basics about drawing portraits, and eye, nose and mouth placement.  Students had the choice between gold or silver scratch art paper.  For a finishing tough, they added a hieroglyphics border! Check out some of their wonderful work below!

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