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OBJECTIVES

As a result of this activity, students will be able to:slavik2.jpg
  • Create an original miniature mummy sarcophagus which expresses an understanding of funerary function and the Egyptian design conventions.
  • Demonstrate sculpture skills by constructing and covering armatures to create three-dimensional objects
  • Use impression tools to sculpt details in relief
  • Demonstrate painting skills to enhance sculptural detail
  • Interpret and use ancient Egyptian symbols and patterns in their own work

STANDARDS

Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks: Art

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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