I thought my boy would enjoy doing a bit of painting Michelangelo style!
I found a picture of the Sistine Chapel and a drawing of how Michelangelo might have painted the ceiling.
Then I found a picture of The Delphic Sibyl by Michelangelo and this great colouring page by Enchanted Learning
Next I showed him the picture of the Sistine Chapel and asked “Would you like to try painting a small part of this picture in the same way Mchelangelo might have done it?”
I thought watercolours would work well as they eliminate the drip factor!
This is the view from under the table.
This is the finished masterpiece.
You can find the information I used on Michelangelo in this document.
We have also been looking at books like the Laurence Anholt artists series
and The Painter who loved Chickens by Olivia Dunrea. This beautiful book introduces the idea of painting as a career or a ‘job’.
I believe in Montessori has this set of cards where you can match the picture into the frame and a picture of the artist.