Friday, October 03, 2008

The Sistine Table: Paint Like Michelangelo

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Well, I am updating this post to include my daughter. We've finally made it back to the third history book in the Mystery of History series.  As I am typing, it is now September 20, 2013 - 5 years since my original post of my boys painting like Michelangelo.

This is definitely a memorable art project, so if you and your kids are studying Renaissance artists, I highly recommend this very simple, and not-too-messy art project!

*Just tape a piece of paper to the underside of your kitchen table, and let your kids paint a masterpiece. :)

Shiloh is 8 in this photo, and 5 years ago, Mullin was 9, and Lincoln was 6. My how the time flies!

We have been studying artists of the Renaissance, so for a Friday project the boys painted on the "ceiling" which obviously, was the underside of our kitchen table.

Lincoln tried to paint people since that is what Michelangelo preferred to paint, when he did paint. Michelangelo didn't even like painting--said it was for women.

I think the boys might be subluxated now from straining their necks. Anyone know any chiropractors?? I just can't imagine the neck pain that Michelangelo must have suffered!

Mystery of History is by far my favorite history curriculum for homeschooling. :) I've used all three volumes. If you are looking for a chronological, classical history curriculum, this is a great one!

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1 comment:

Allyson said...

What a great idea! However, my hand and neck are hurting just thinking about it!

And Shiloh is so adorable! I love those picts of her.


P.S. I still can't get the photo of you with the 'fro out of my head! It makes me laugh everytime I think about it. Take care!


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