This Grade 6 lesson was inspired by Kathy Barbro's lesson found here on
the blog Art Projects for Kids.
It is an excellent simplification and good intro into portrait drawing. I showed my kids a video and powerpoint explaining why, in fact, King Tut is so famous. Then I did a demo of the basic drawing steps on the board. The kids always seem to know alot about Egypt as they tend to study it in elementary school.
Here are the project steps below:
Practice drawing in sketchbook.....
Draw good copy on large heavy paper....
I was super impressed by this drawing--- so sophisticated.
Then outline all pencil lines with a permanent black marker.....
Then paint with tempera, including gold. For the gold tempera, we used the Italian brand PRIMO which I really like. I find with metallic temperas, in general, you usually need two coats of paint to get it nice and opaque.
One girl asked to do a female, so I suggested Cleopatra-
I will probably give this option next time I teach this lesson.