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Make Your Own Canopic Jars


As a result of this activity, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate sculpture skills by modeling over armatures to create three-dimensional objects
  • Use impression tools to sculpt details in relief
  • Demonstrate drawing and painting skills to enhance sculptural detail
  • Interpret and use ancient Egyptian symbols and patterns in their own work


Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks:Arts Education:

Content Standard No. 2 Creating: All students will apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts

Explore and understand prospective subject matter, ideas, and symbols for works of art
Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Content Standard No. 4 Arts in Context: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.
Analyze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.

Excerpted from: Arts Education Content Standards and Benchmarks: Working Draft (Michigan Department of Education, 1996). For a complete listing of Arts Standards, contact the Office of Curriculum Development, Michigan Department of Education 517-373-7248.


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