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Lesson Plans

Living Paintings

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Fri, 04 Jun 1999 00:26:24 -0400

I have a high school Humanities class that just finished producing
"living paintings" as part of a unit of study on the Renaissance. They
worked in small groups, chose specific paintings, and then made
costumes, backdrops and props in an effort to recreate the paintings. We
videotaped the "living paintings" along with a narrator providing some
historical information and also took digital photographs. Then I
monkeyed around on the internet, located pictures of the original
paintings, and I put together a little internet slide show. My students
did a pretty good job, although you will notice some major
discrepancies, but they did have fun and learned something about
Renaissance art at the same time (plus some of the guys seemed to have a
lot of fun wearing dresses!). If anyone is interested in seeing our
"living paintings", please visit
Sandra Hildreth
Home Page:
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
School Pages:
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617