Grade Four Boys Explore Egyptian Wing at Met

The fourth grade boys recently spent the morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with their study of Ancient Egypt. As they explored the Egyptian wing of the museum, they were able to point out many gods, pharaohs and artifacts they recognized from their readings. Art Department Chair Nik Vlahos spoke to the students about drawing the sarcophagi from observation, advising them to focus on the major parts first and the details later. He asked them to pay special attention to the overall shape, face and placement of the hands. They will use these drawings as reference to make a more detailed drawing in the classroom. After that, they will build a sarcophagus using clay.