As part of our “cathedral” section of our current middle ages unit studies, we researched Michelangelo and his masterpiece ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. To get a feel of what laying on your back and painting was like, we taped some paper to our dry erase board and and set it across a couple of chairs, then took turns laying under it to paint Bible story scenes. Even the homeschool graduate wanted in on this project. I love it when our assignments capture the interest of the older kids.
This is A21.
Z7 and B14
A22 and E17
J9 and the finished Bible Story Paintings.
And here are the links we used for our study and notebooking:
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Cool! Such a nice idea to bring the syllabus to life.
Mummyshymz, thanks for visiting the blog, and it was a “cool” project. And, it did not make the mess I imagined it would… ( No paint dripping in eyes.)
This was really cool, B.J.. I asked on the newsfeed for you to post the kids’ finished work. I see you posted it here. Thanx. And the links are great. Braden wants to try to paint like this, too. See, I told you you are an inspiration to others! 🙂
This was a fun project. Braden will like doing it, too. Glad you checked out the links! bj
Cool idea to have them draw on paper on the underside of the table! Great application.
Thanks, Caroline for visiting my blog today. The Sistine Style art project was fun. Usually I’m not a big fan of paint, but this worked out rather well. I appreciate your comment.
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According to the “Special Days in March” list, the 6th is artist, Michangelo’s birthday. We did a wonderful study on him last year and ended up with the most interesting and fun art project.
This is great! We WILL do this under the kitchen table tomorrow. We just learned all about Michelangelo last week- perfect timing!
Have fun! We did. In fact the kids saw this on the special days list and asked if we were going to do the art project again!
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