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Ninja Turtles – art lecture and drawing class for children 6+ at the V&A
Sun 2 April 2017, 11:00 – 13:00 BST
Join Christies Education graduate for an introduction to Renaissance for children and a drawing class at the V&A! One Adult comes free :)
In this field trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum we will look at the works of Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo in the Cast Courts. We will look in details on why these three artists are famous for being protagonists of the Renaissance in Italy.
We will travel back to the 15th century Florence and Rome to understand how did people live and what was the trigger for the rise of new art celebrating antiquity and the human form. We will look at the 3 different mediums used by the three artists – Donatello’s sculpture techniques of modelling in clay and then casting the sculpture in bronze using the technique lost in Middle ages called Lost Wax technique.
Then we will compare it to David of Michelangelo – that was chiselled from marble, I will tell young students the exciting story about the famous statue, how nobody wanted to do the commission, and how did it make him rise to fame. Finally, we will look at painting of Raphael – a famous fresco that is in Sistine Chapel showing the schools of Greek Philosophers. I will explain the revived interest in the antic myths during the Renaissance and talk through how fresco painting is made, what tempera paint is and how difficult it is to achieve the same result as the great Raphael did.
The introduction lecture will last for 50-60 minutes, after that I will propose to vote for the best Ninja Turtle of Renaissance. After short pro and against we will choose which art piece we would like to draw and take home. I will provide materials and give guidance to the young artists.
As a parent, you will be welcomed to join the class, or stroll down to the beautiful V&A cafe.
Please note that the places are limited to 11 children.