Recreating the Sistine Chapel

I led a tour of my daughter’s 7th grade classroom at the Waldorf School of Baltimore yesterday and found the class laying under their desks, in the dark, in silence. Two of the students explained to the group that they were studying Michelangelo, and that he had to lay on his back on scaffolding, working alone by candlelight, when he spent four years painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The students were all working to recreate the hands in The Creation of Adam on the underside of their desks.

Reason #1382 I love the Waldorf School of Baltimore.

Tyson (WSB parent)

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