Michelangelo's Hands

Grade 5

Karen Stomberg,

Students study the life of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, focusing on two of his best-known works, the marble sculpture Pieta and a small part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. They create a modeled or shaded drawing of their hand in a sign language position, cut it out and mount it pop-up style to look like a piece of sculpture.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. study the life and work of Italian renaissance artist Michelangelo
  2. define and describe the concepts of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects, sculpture and fresco painting
  3. observe and draw their own hand adding modeling or shading