Art Projects

Make a Mummy

Step-by-step directions for creating a mummy using paper-sculpting methods (PDF File). This activity is featured in the Start with Art: Ancient Egypt educator's guide.

Paper-sculpted mummy

Make a Starbook about Ancient Egypt

Instructions and Templates for creating a starbook that explores Ancient Egyptian geography, monuments, history, art, hieroglyphs, and more (PDF files).  

 Egypt starbook   Egypt Starbook

Sculpt a Lekythos

 Step-by-step directions for creating a clay lekythos, a small Greek storage vessel (PDF File).  This activity is featured in the Start with Art: Ancient Greece educator's guide.

Example hand-made vessels

Cast an Ornament

Step-by-step directions for the casting an ornament from plaster using the open-mold casting method (PDF File).  This activity is featured in the Start with Art: Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands educator's guide.

Plaster-cast ornament example

Design a Coat of Arms

 Step-by-step directions for designing a Medieval Coat of Arms (PDF File).  Supplemental handout detailing the Components of the Coat of Arms (PDF File).  You may also want to paint your coat of arms the medieval way--using egg tempera paint (see below).  This activity is featured in the Start with Art: Medieval Europe educator's guide.

Coat of Arms

 

Painting with Egg Tempera

Step-by-step directions for mixing egg tempera (PDF File). Used primarily for painting altarpieces in the Middle Ages, egg tempera is one of oldest painting mediums and has been used all over the world.  Now you can try it! This activity is featured in the Start with Art: Medieval Europe educator's guide.

Create a Pocket Journal

Step-by-step directions for creating a pocket journal from construction paper to hold your favorite notes, ideas, sketches and more.  This activity is featured in the Preservation Projects education guide for Start with Art: Earth Chronicles Project.

   

 

Create a Squash Journal

Step-by-step directions for making a creative squash journal that can double as a poster!  This activity is featured in the Examination Projects education guide for Start with Art: Earth Chronicles Project.

  

Create a Jumping Jack Toy

Template and instructions for creating a jumping jack--one of the world's oldest toys!  This template is generic, so you can make your jumping jack into anything you can imagine.  What will your jumping jack be?

 

Questions or Comments?  Please contact the MGMoA Education Department.


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