Free Art For All - Renaissance Art - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Lesson 75 - Renaissance Art - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


We are beginning a new series of art lessons using the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT).  Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michaelangelo were the famous turtles named after famous artists who lived during the 15th century.  During this lesson we will be sketching the cartoon character turtles and using colored pencils to color them in.  For more information using colored pencils refer the lesson on creating a Tulip Greeting Card .


  1. Prismacolor Colored Pencils
  2. Pentel mechanical pencil
  3. Kneaded eraser
  4. Green printer paper


Refer to the small inset pictures of the TMNT as your guide.  Draw the basic shapes of all of the heads before starting to color them in.  During the video we introduce the term  “Renaissance Art” and talk about the years that happened (1400-1499).  We introduce the names of the characters and talk about how they had been named after very famous Renaissance Artists.  

For the next 4 weeks we will be studying each of the artists and talking about their contributions to the art world.  We will also study their styles and do an art project to highlight it.  Feel free to start your own research on Donatello.  You can post any comments or questions you might have to make sure I cover the information that you found fascinating.  

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