WS7 - Renaissance Style

Dr. Franklin - Advisor

 Mastery Objective: 

Young artists study and learn from master artists. One of the best ways to learn is to copy paintings by the masters. This was common practice during the Renaissance. Schools of art developed as students trained with acknowledged masters and then copied their painting techniques and practices.

When painting, artists first draw a rough sketch of the design they seein their minds. Often they rework the sketch until it depicts the exact mood and message they wish to convey.

You will need:

  • a picture of a painting by any Renaissance artist
  • a sheet of white paper
  • a pencil
  • an eraser
  • colored pencils or crayons
  • a sheet of loose leaf paper


  • Choose a painting from a Renaissance artist to copy.
Bosch Botticelli Breugel
Da Vinci  Durer Holbein
Massys Michelangelo Raphael
Rembrandt Rubens Titian
Van Eyck Vander Weyden Vermeer


  • Answer the questions on either handout below.
  • If you use an electronic resource, print the picture in black and white. Ask for directions about choosing the correct printer.
  • Closely study and analyze the painting.
  • With your pencil, copy the details of the painting on a sheet of white paper. Erase and re-draw as necessary.
  • Color your drawing, keeping as close as possible to the original colors of the painting.


MCPS Homework Resources - Online Resources provided by MCPS. See Edline Media Center page for logins and passwords for home use.

Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest - more than two million rights-cleared images

Print Bibliography - Materials in the MLK MS library collection.


Renaissance Notes [MS Word]- handout. Complete electronically or print a copy and complete by hand.

Renaissance Notes [Excel spreadsheet] 

Noodletools Bibliography



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