Giotto Art History Lesson by Brook Mesenbrink, Art for the Classical Child

Here is the first of many art history lessons that you can download to teach at home or in a small group. This 8 pages lesson plan is designed to teach children about Giotto di Bondone, the late Gothic period artist who highly influenced the famous artists of the Renaissance by using three dimensional, natural looking forms and emotional expression in his figures. Giotto made the story of Jesus come to life through his illustrative frescoes. The lesson includes:
•a brief story of his life and art
•two famous art pieces to view with discussion questions
•a fresco and watercolor project
•draw a portrait using symmetry
•draw the illusion of space by overlapping shapes
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