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pietaMichelangelo “Pieta”

5th Grade


wiki Michelangelo

BBC documentary (youtube) – part 2 – part 3 – part 4

Great Artists – Michelangelo (youtube)


Michelangelo presentation

photo of Pieta

Sistine chapel virtual tour

Pieta virtual tour


Michelangelo prezi

Art Project Ideas:

Ceiling painting

Ceiling painting 2

Fresco painting – Making a Fresco

Crayola – making a fresco


Notes from Previous Presentations


Photos from Previous Presentations

  • The presentation should not take more than 15 minutes.  Allow students at least 45 minutes to do the art project.  Asking for about 1 hour 15 minutes total should give you enough time without rushing.  If you choose to do the “ceiling painting” project, you will need to schedule another day for the actual painting.
  • It’s a VERY good idea to have at least one parent helper to pass around supplies, assist, take photos, clean up, etc.
  • If volunteers are in short supply, consider combining all the fifth graders for the presentation into one classroom.  After the presentation, the kids can return to their respective classrooms to do the art project.  There will need to be at least one parent volunteer in each class during the art project.  More time should be scheduled with the combined classroom setup.
  • For whatever art project you do, please be sure to check on availability of supplies from PIA cabinet or art room well ahead of time so they can be ordered at a discounted price.  If you end up buying your own supplies, please be sure to submit an expense voucher to be reimbursed so we can keep track of actual expenses.
The children’s parents would love to see any pictures or videos that you took during the presentation and project.  If you send the pictures to [email protected], we will send them to the parents.
Did you come up with your own great art project that the kids loved?  Do you have any helpful comments or suggestions?  Did you find a great website?  Did you make your own artist presentation that captivated the kids?  Please share here.  The kids and future volunteers would benefit so much.