Michelangelo Artist Study

This post contains affiliate links.  Read my entire disclosure policy here. Artist Study of the Month Since Michelangelo’s birthday is coming up on March 6th, we’re gearing up to focus on him again during this month’s artist study.  We studied his work once before (several years ago) as part of a mini-unit about Renaissance artists. …

Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses, more formally known as Anna Mary Robertson Moses, was a folk artist of the early 1900’s who didn’t begin painting until her late 70’s.  Many of her paintings shared the story of her life – scenes from the landscape around her. We have never studied a folk artist before, so we were excited…

Henri Matisse Resources

We spent much of our month with Matisse completing art with scissors since Matisse’s later works were often collages or realistic and abstract art constructed from cuttings. The artwork below was actually harder than it looks.  I asked the kids to use rulers to measure the desired sized blocks of color for the background.  The…

Charles Russell Resources

We’ve been so immersed in our 1900’s history studies, that Charles Russell took a bit of a back seat this month.  We did find the time to practice a little horse drawing, though.  Enjoy the resources below! Charles Russell About Charles Russell Paintings We’re Studying Round-up on the Musselshell Lesson Ideas How to Draw a…

Georges Seurat Resources

Seurat is such a fun artist to study!  His use of pointillism was the biggest topic during the month, which made for some fun art projects.  The painting above was an attempt at recreating an “Alfalfa” style painting (see below) with a mixture of strokes and styles.  After using many different tools to create pointillism,…

Paul Gauguin Resources

Gauguin was an interesting character!  I can’t claim that he’s my favorite artist, but we still enjoyed our time spent with him this month. Self-Portraits Below are the resources that have been in the sidebar.  We won’t be doing artist or composer study in December.  I’ll have resources in the sidebar again in January! Paul…

The Thinker and Other Rodin Fun

We’ve had a fun month studying Rodin (despite my preference for paintings over sculpture.)  I’ve been rather slow posting our projects, so here are two weeks worth of projects. After studying The Hand of God and other hand sculptures, we completed 2-dimensional abstract hand drawings.  The kids simply traced their hands and used at least…

Rousseau’s Jungle Paintings

I am loving Henri Rousseau’s style.  It’s somewhat of a folk style with lots of bright colors.  Combine that with whimsical scenes and it makes me smile.  So many of the artists we’ve studied have been too serious for me, but the lighter side of Rousseau has revived my artist’s eye! Rousseau spent many days…

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne Artist Study Resources Olga’s Gallery The Mount Sainte-Victoire Still-life with Apples House and Trees Boy in a Red Waistcoat Lesson Ideas Cezanne Still-life Math Lesson for Older Students Cubism Lesson Books We’ll Read

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