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Leonardo's Masterpieces


Workshop Activities

  • Craft – Found Art Mona Lisa

  • Key Points – Leonardo's Masterpieces Gallery

  • Collaborative – Finding Leonardo's Masterpieces – mapping activity

  • Writing – Mona Lisa's Smile – apostrophe exercise

  • Math/Logic – Full Size – measuring out the size of Leonardo's paintings

  • Genius Principle – Brain Facts

  • Big Activity – Masterpiece Album

  • Movement - Artwork Charades

Disneyland Meetup

  • Introduction to Leonardo's masterpieces

  • Many art mediums in the parks

  • Forced Perspective

  • Observing statues, illuminated Manuscripts, and edible art

  • Visit Animation Academy

Minecraft Class

  • A hunt through Leonardo's masterpieces

  • A painting game

  • Portraying emotion in art

  • Build Challenge: Create a statue of one of Leonardo's paintings

Upcoming Activities

  • Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10am

Newport Beach

per person (student and parent), Free for ages 3 and under

  • Book Arts Tour at the International Print Museum

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10-12

Carson $12 per person (even if not participating), Free for ages 3 and under

Both field trips are still open for registration. Go here to register:


Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Observe Leonardo’s paintings. Why do you think his paintings are more popular than the paintings by other artists of the time? Write your thoughts in your notebook.

  • Learn more about Leonardo and his masterpieces:

  • Choose ten of Leonardo’s masterpieces. Put them on a timeline.

  • Pretend that Leonardo was in love with Mona Lisa. Compose a love letter that he might have sent to her.

  • Do a Mona Lisa jigsaw puzzle:

  • Make line drawings of Leonardo’s masterpieces. Make them into a book like a children’s coloring book.

  • Work on your genius project.

  • Print up tiny versions of Leonardo’s paintings. Make a cardboard dollhouse with Leonardo’s paintings displayed on the walls.

  • Study the many theories of who the woman is that posed for the Mona Lisa. Write your own theory about who she was and why Leonardo never gave it away or sold it.

  • Visit an art museum.

  • Make a Mona Lisa costume:

  • Make your own Mona Lisa puzzle:

  • Make a Last Supper craft:

  • Choose an event from the Bible that you find to be interesting. Sketch or paint what you think the event might have looked like.

  • Prepare a flat traveler to send to the Louvre to visit the Mona Lisa.

  • Pretend that you are going to sell Leonardo’s art. Make a commercial to help you advertise his art.

  • Why do you think that Leonardo chose to paint a woman with an ermine? What animal would you paint with a woman? Write your thoughts in your notebook.

  • Write your thoughts on these quotes by Leonardo:

  • “A Painter above all else must keep his mind as clear as the surface of a mirror.”

  • “How from age to age the art of painting continually declines and deteriorates when painters have no other standard than work already done.”

  • Pretend you are an artist during the Renaissance. You have been commissioned to paint a wall at the local monastery. What would you paint? How long would it take you to paint it? How much would you be paid for the job? Write about it in your notebook.

  • Some people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Choose one of Leonardo’s paintings. Translate the painting into words. Count how many words you use.

  • Play math games.

  • Take art lessons.

  • Read fiction and non-fiction about Leonardo and his art.

  • Make a crossword puzzle using the names of Leonardo’s masterpieces.

  • Choose one of Leonardo’s masterpieces to replicate.

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