Renaissance Art Project Ideas

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Few things define the Renaissance more than its art. These lesson plans can be used in art classrooms, history classrooms, or as general lessons about culture for most grade levels.

The Renaissance

The Renaissance was a transformative era in European history, and few things define this moment better than art. Art was perhaps the definitive form of cultural, political, and religious expression in the Renaissance. It's no accident that the Renaissance gave us some of the most famous names in the history of art, from Leonardo to Raphael to Michelangelo. These projects are designed to help your students explore the arts of the Renaissance and can be adapted to classrooms of various grades and levels of artistic skill.

Renaissance Art Project Ideas

Curate an Exhibit

This project can be completed by students independently or in groups. Each student will research the art of the Renaissance with the ultimate goal of curating a museum-style exhibit. This exhibit could focus on general trends of the Renaissance, seeking the best examples of those trends, or could focus on the works and legacy of a single artist.

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