Egyptian Art and Andy Warhol with the Project Muse committee

Third grade students at PS 64 and New York Junior League volunteers from the Project Muse Committee recently completed an interactive art module exploring Egyptian art. First, students and volunteers visited the Brooklyn Museum of Art where they explored a few key pieces from the collection: Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Students expressed their amazement at “how old this art is!” Next, students used the Egyptian alphabet/hieroglyphics to depict their name using small pieces of papyrus paper and liquid gel pens. Many of the students continued using the alphabet to send “secret” messages to friends and family.

Lastly, students learned about the five patterns of nature (spiral, meander, packing, branching, and explosion) that are often represented in hieroglyphics. They then used these patterns to apply to pop art by creating a grid and filling the grid with abstract interpretations of the five patterns as inspired by Andy Warhol using bright and vibrant colors. The students particularly enjoyed infusing the two different genres of art.

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