"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

Egyptian Cartouches

After our King Tut/Cleopatra projects, my Grade 6 students learn about Egyptian hieroglyphs and how to write their name using the cartouche format. 
I provide a cartouche template and an alphabet translation for their name. 

They sketch their name out vertically in pencil, the go over it in Sharpie and colour the background however they want- watercolours, coloured pencils, markers. Let dry then cut it out.

On a sheet of heavy white paper/cardstock, students design a border in an Egyptian style. They need to measure it to make sure there's enough space for their cartouche in the middle.

Again, they use markers or paint.

Once dry, glue stick the cartouche in the middle of the background border.

Some Grade 6 finished artworks:

Monday, June 1, 2020

Cleopatra & King Tut Portrait Paintings

I teach an Egyptian Art unit every year with my Grade 6 classes. Alas not this year but please admire the work of my last year's class!
All the instructions are on my original post HERE.
Last year I gave the option of pencil crayons as well as tempera. I definitely prefer the tempera ones though as they're much more dramatic. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Fractured Cubist Oil Pastel Drawings

Here's a colourful project good for teaching analytical Cubism. To be honest my students (Grade 7-9) don't love this project so I've put it on the back-burner for now. There's alot of steps involved and you don't see the real quality until close to the end of the process. Also, my students just hate oil pastels in general! haha  

I posted all the steps previously HERE.



Sunday, May 10, 2020

Foil Embossing: tin foil and Sharpies

This project is one of my most viewed projects on my blog. For good reasons: it's a very popular lesson that's found all over Pinterest. 
You will need: cereal boxes, aluminum foil, yarn, white glue, coloured Sharpies.
I posted about it previously HERE
Please see that link for detailed instructions and tips that works for my students. 

Some Grade 4 - 6 finished works

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