Painting like Michelangelo

Kindergarten started their week in the art room ‘under the tables!’ Looking at something from a different perspective is not only good for the brain, but also great for the development of muscles and hand-eye coordination. They learned about Michelangelo and that he painted many of his famous masterpieces on ceilings such as that of the Sistine Chapel.

Students were grouped in threes. Each group was designated a table. At each table a simple scene had been drawn onto butcher paper and taped to its underside. The students were instructed to lie on their backs and focus on an area of the drawing. They thoroughly enjoyed this novel way of painting even though more paint landed on themselves than the paper 🙂

Painting under the table

Painting under the table

Painting under the table

Painting under the table

Painting under the table

Painting under the table

Painting like Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting like Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting like Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting like Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting like Leonardo Da VinciPainting like Leonardo Da Vinci

Country scene

Country scene

Planets

Planets

Seaside

Seaside

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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