Friday, September 20, 2013

Art Class with Michelangelo

This year, we are introducing the great artists to our young group of students-- They started with Michelangelo.
Since Mike was a sculptor--we had to have a go at sculpting ourselves. Wow. if it is this hard to sculpt white soap, carving David out of marble must have been quite the job.
Slater LOVES the story of David and Goliath. And he regularly reminds us that Michelangelo's sculpture of David "is AWESOME!" So he was quite excited to draw pictures of David. Sculpting is kinda tough though...Maybe we'll start with just David's head first...
Oh well, David's head was a bust. 

Maybe we'll just chop up the soap into little bits and call it a Jackson Pollock sculpture.
Of course, Michelangelo's most famous work was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. We decided against putting up scaffolding and painting frescos on the ceiling of our house...
But we did paint pictures underneath the table, just to see how it felt to paint overhead. 
Wow. It's not as easy as it looks. But it's pretty fun!
Other than the occasional paint drips...we're geting the hang of this overhead painting thing.
Time to apply some wet plaster and make a REAL Fresco, dad...
I think she's cuter than a Michelangelo sculpture...
Well, that was painting and sculpting with Michelangelo. Stay tuned for Monet, Pollock and many more awesome artists!

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