Michelangelo | Homeschool Art Lesson Plans

September 28, 2011

Here are a few useful lesson resources for Michelangelo. Hope you find them useful!

Michelangelo Biography – MakingArtFun.com
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, a small Italian village near Arezzo, Tuscany. For several generations, his family had worked as bankers in Florence. His father, Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, also held occasional government positions. At the time of Michelagelo’s birth, his father was serving as a Florentine government agent in Caprese, and his mother was in failing heath. Read more… or get printable biography.

Free Word Search Worksheet
This word search worksheet encourages students to build their reading skill by searching for the keywords in the Michelangelo biography.  You will need to print both to complete the word search.

Michelangelo | Printable Biography
Michelangelo | Word Search Worksheet

Michelangelo Jigsaw Puzzle
Put together an online jigsaw puzzle of Michelangelo’s Pieta. It’s a great way to get kids more familiar with great works of art. The puzzle pieces may be rotated to provide a greater challenge for older students.

Pieta Jigsaw Puzzle on Garden of Praise

Meet the Artist “Job Application”
This printable artist job application worksheet is a fun way to introduce your students to an artist. Print the application and have them fill it out as though they were the artist.

Meet the Artist “Job Application”

Art Projects for Kids
The first art project helps kids understand the challenge that Michelangelo was confronted with as he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. All you need for this project is a piece of butcher paper and some paint. The second art project gives kids a chance to appreciate the challenge subtractive process sculpting.

Michelangelo Art Project for Kids
Soap Sculpture | Free Lesson Plan

The Delphes Sylphes | Free Coloring Page
Color Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The Delphes Sylphes.

The Delphes Sylphes | Coloring Page

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