Travel with ArtStart artists to Northeast Africa and the ancient land of the Pharaohs!
Steeped in history, the Nile River Valley of Egypt is home to such wonders as
the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings.
TIME: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion
AGE: Ages 6-12 years
FEE: ½ day $135 / full day $240
MIXED MEDIA: From Hieroglyphics to Mummies
Unlock the secrets of the ancient Egyptian tombs located in the Valley of the Kings with artist Jeanette Dickinson. Learn about the tombs of the pharaohs, read and write hieroglyphics, and create a coffin or sarcophagus complete with a royal mummy inside.
MASKMAKING: All that Glitters is Gold
One of the least known pharaohs in Ancient Egypt is one of the best known in modern times — Tutankhamen. The discovery of his tomb revealed stunning objects covered in sheets of gold including his now famous funerary mask. Work with artist Julie Boada to learn about funerary masks and create your own inspired by that of “King Tut”.
CLAY: Wildlife of the Nile River
Artist Karen Anderson takes you on a whirlwind tour of the lower and upper Nile River of Egypt. Learn about the amazing wildlife living in and along the Nile from the Tiger fish to the African sacred Ibis bird to the Nile Crocodile. Then working in clay, create a container, a statue, and a tile inspired by these animals.
DRAWING & PAINTING: Cats Rule!
Egyptians believed cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them. Learn how ancient Egyptians cared for their cats working with artist Ella Thomson. Look at examples of Egyptian cat art and draw and paint your favorite cat!