African Art Egyptian to Tinga Tinga

Step 1: Overview of African Art

Click on this link to view the Art History Slideshow with articles, videos, and art examples.

The slideshow is interactive. You will need to complete the instructions for each slide. Some slides will ask students to read the article, then answer questions on the next slide, and some slides will ask students to watch a video. The slideshow will be submitted for grade.

Step 2: Creating a Narrative Drawing.

After looking over the Tinga Tinga Art style, what are some interesting characteristics about the art style. How do the artist use the principles of art and elements of art to tell a story?

Now it your turn to create! Create a contour line drawing based on your imagination. It can be a narrative based on your life, fantasy, or favorite plants and animals.

Requirements for the drawing:

  • The drawing must fill the whole page.
  • The artist must include at least two principles of art.
  • The pencil lines must be contour and no value. (We will add that later.)
  • Must be made in your sketchbook.

When do with your drawing, take a photo of it. Make sure it is clear and has even lighting on the drawing. Submit to google classroom assignment “Tinga-Tinga Drawing”

Example of Step 2 Drawing

Step 3: Adding Color

This is a mixed media project. Students can use watercolor, color pencils, sharpie, and oil pastels.
Tutorial on watercolor and color pencil #1
Watercolor techniques
Tutorial on watercolor and color pencil #2
Color Pencil techniques

Step 4: Artist’s Statement

Finished Work should be signed and dated. Outline with your sharpie the parts you want to highlight.