Famous Artist Series: Michaelangelo FREE Resources, Printables and Unit Studies

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This is the third post in our famous artist series.


If you enjoy learning about different artists in your homeschool you will love this series on famous artists. There are so many wonderful artists out there that you can study, but I have picked some of our personal favorites to highlight. Studying artists and their works of art go along great with a Charlotte Mason style education, and you can also pair it up with history as well. Each week in this series we will be highlighting an artist, with free resources, printables and unit studies to give you an in depth study. This week’s artist is Michaelangelo.

Michaelangelo was another famous Italian Renaissance artist. He is great to study when you are studying this time period in history. He was a famous sculptor who is well know for his David statue, a painter, poet and architect. He is most known for his frescoe paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Michaelangelo Biographies:

Read Michaelangelo’s Biography at Biography.com

Michaelangelo Biography for Kids from Mr. Nussbaum

Kids Biography of Michaelangelo from Ducksters

Meet Michaelangelo Printable Biography at Making Art Fun

Michaelangelo Unit Studies and Printables:

Printable Michaelangelo Word Search from Making Art Fun

Michaelangelo Unit Study from Jennifer Lambert – with beautiful photos (you may want to preview first!)

Michaelangelo: Sculptor, Painter, Architect and Poet Unit Study from Khan Academy

Lesson Planet has an entire page of free lesson plans and videos on Michaelangelo.


Art Study and Art Printables:

The Creation of Adam by Michaelangelo Lesson Plan from Making Art Fun

Soap Sculpture Lesson for Studying Michaelangelo from Making Art Fun

Artist Study Picture Cards from Pinay Homeschooler

Colouring the Sistine Chapel free activity with directions and Sistine Chapel coloring pages from Ideas for Kids

Michaelangelo.org has the most beautiful panoramic view of the Sistine Chapel as well as full galleries of his work with tons of facts, quotes and details on his works and life. (please preview for nudity first)

Michaelangelo Gallery also has a biography, a slideshow and his complete works. (please preview for nudity first)

Here are some great books to go along with a Michaelangelo artist study:

Michelangelo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)Michelangelo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)Michelangelo (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)Michelangelo (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to BeStone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and How He Came to BeMichelangeloMichelangelo


Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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