Cycle 1 Week 16- Durer

Durer created beautiful masterpieces in all sorts of media, from oil paint to watercolor, and etchings to woodblock prints.  His prints were beyond compare, especially for the time period, and still wow us today.  One of his most famous woodblock prints is Rhinoceros, and so this lesson plan … Continue reading

Cycle 1 Week 15- Angelico

Fra Angelico is well-known for his altarpieces and frescoes, his most notable being The Annunciation painted in the Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy.  He painted several paintings on this same theme throughout his life, but this is by far his most well-known work.  To help students get a … Continue reading

Cycle 1 Week 14- Ghiberti

Ghiberti's masterpiece, dubbed the "Gates of Paradise", are beautiful relief panels adorning the doors of the Baptistry of San Giovanni in Florence.  It took over twenty years for Ghiberti to complete this project!  He first carved wax molds, then cast them in bronze, and then polished, sanded, … Continue reading

Cycle 1 Week 13- Giotto

Get a box handy, 'cause you're going to be packing in a lot of stuff for this project.  It's a super fun activity and totally worth the extra prep time and supplies!Giotto di Bondone was an Italian painter and architect during the late Middle Ages.  He created beautiful frescoes and also did … Continue reading