After learning some background information about Michelangelo, we studied his different works. We focused heavily on his work in the Sistine Chapel.
The students marveled at his work:
*Note: the images we showed the students were censored as there is a great deal of nudity in his paintings/statues 🙂
Then it was time for the students to put on their artistic hats and create a masterpiece, Michelangelo-style!
The students got under their desks, taped paper to the “ceiling,” and went to work creating!
They had a blast!
a biblical scene:
or, just for fun, the Ninja Turtle, Michelangelo:
It wasn’t long before the whining began: their backs hurt, their hands ached, they were getting tired, etc. We then discussed how it took Michelangelo 4 years to complete the Sistine Chapel. That put their complaints into perspective 🙂
Well, as you can see, we had such a memorable day in art. If you’re looking for something fun and engaging to do with your kids in regards to art history, this is definitely a fun activity to try!
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