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Michelangelo

Art Projects and Curriculum

Student Artwork Showcase

Style

Architecture, Realism, Sculpture

Media

Marble, Oil

Heritage

Italian

Gender

Male

About Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo Buonarroti was an Italian Renaissance artist, sculptor, architect, and poet. Born in 1475, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time, and is best known for his masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, "David" and "Pieta" sculptures, and the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo was a master of multiple art forms and his works are celebrated for their technical mastery, as well as their imaginative and captivating subject matter. He was a leading figure in the development of the High Renaissance style, and his works have had a lasting impact on Western art.

Today, Michelangelo's works continue to be celebrated for their incredible beauty and innovative techniques, and can be found in major museums around the world. He remains one of the most famous and beloved artists of all time and continues to inspire new generations of artists and art lovers alike.

Michelangelo Art Lesson & Art Activity

Michelangelo’s paintings, sculptures, and architecture are explored and admired as the children learned about his life and art. In their classroom art activity, the children focus on his architectural forms to create a facade in “marble.” Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught

Form

Art Activity Emphasis

Renaissance Architectural Compositions

Vocabulary Learned

architect, detail, highlight, mosaic, realistic, Renaissance, sculptor, sculpture, shadows

Student Art Supplies

Powdered Paint, Cotton Balls, Chalk
Art Lessons for Michelangelo

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

Real Reviews from Real Teachers & Parents

See Why Everyone Loves Meet The Masters

While I was in elementary school, Meet the Masters visited many times and I was in awe by the whole experience. To this day I still think about the lessons I learned and still have my rendition of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I would love to inspire young students the same way Meet the Masters instructors have inspired me and so many of us.

Online Elementary Art Curriculum
Jeanene Serna
Former Meet the Masters Student

More Artists on the Same Track

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  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
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  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props

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