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Egyptian Faces Art Lesson Plan

Studying ancient civilizations is a component of California’s sixth grade social studies curriculum. Most teachers have a bevvy of lesson plans devoted to Egyptian art but this one is my favorite. It takes portrait drawing skills a bit further by learning how to draw a profile plus it allows for a ton of creative expression. The results are stunning with all the intricate details and makes even the most tentative artist empowered. It’s fun too…how often do you get to work with gold paint!

This 8-page single subject lesson plan features:

Two original Deep Space Sparkle drawing handouts (Egyptian Profile Drawing Aid and Egyptian Faces Drawing Aids)
Student Gallery
Complete multi-photo tutorial.

This lesson is best suited for upper elementary students but would be successful with junior high as well.

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  1. Thank you for such a great blog! I hope you don't mind me posting your blog on mine. Keep up the amazing work, you have some really great project ideas!

    -Miss V-

    October 18, 2009

  2. Thanks for the great art lesson ideas. Painting ancient Egyptian faces would go wonderfully with a unit on ancient civilizations in social studies.

    Emily Wilkes

    November 3, 2009

  3. I love, love, love this blog! We just started homeschooling and it’s given me so many ideas and made art time so much fun!!!


    January 22, 2011

  4. Hi! I just purchased the Egyptian Faces PDF, and I’m not sure how to get it now. Help! Thanks 🙂


    February 15, 2011

    • Just got it in my inbox! Sorry, just wanted to make sure i wasn’t missing something! Thanks again!


      February 15, 2011

  5. I did this lesson with a Primary 3 class (Year 3) and they looked fantastic. A wonderful lesson and well worth the money. Thank you.

    Sharon Milton

    February 16, 2011

    • Hi,
      Would this work for a composite 2/3 class do you think?
      I’m a student teacher, and being poor and spending money while on placement is not ideal. So would it be worth my money?
      Thanks so much =)


      April 19, 2011

  6. Thanks heaps, I have just bought a stack of lesson ideas from your website! I teach primary grades in Australia and often have to buy books on the internet only to find myself disappointed with the content. Anyone looking for practical lessons won’t be disappointed with the lesson ideas up for purchase here, I am computer illiterate and found the lessons easy to download, so thanks for the inspiration at a practical level, can’t wait to post some pictures.


    April 7, 2011

    • Thanks so much, Josie. It’s my goal to make it easier for other teachers, so I’m super glad you like the lessons!


      April 7, 2011

  7. Hello I just purchased this. How do i go about getting the purchased product?


    October 15, 2011

    • Depending on whether you order from Paypal or Google, the process is different. Please check the Customer Support page for troubleshooting, meanwhile I’ll send your email to Neil and he’ll send you a direct link.


      October 16, 2011

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