Leonardo da Vinci

Art Projects and Curriculum

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About Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance artist, inventor, and polymath. Born in 1452, he is widely considered one of the greatest artists of all time, and is best known for his paintings, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. He was also a prolific inventor, with drawings and notes covering a range of subjects from flying machines to anatomy. Da Vinci was a true Renaissance man, with his interests and talents spanning the arts and sciences.

He was a master of several mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and engineering, and his works continue to be celebrated for their incredible detail and innovative techniques. Today, Leonardo's legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists, scientists, and thinkers, and his works remain some of the most famous and beloved in the world.

Leonardo da Vinci Art Lesson & Art Activity

Students learn about Leonardo da Vinci and how he is best known for his realistic portraits. He was a master at studying the lines and shape of a person’s face. Students love creating their own Renaissance portraits and the detail of proportions of the human face. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught

Line, Value

Art Activity Emphasis

Renaissance Portraits, Proportions of Face

Vocabulary Learned

contrast, detail, line, portrait, realism, Renaissance

Student Art Supplies

Markers, Paint Swabs
Art Lessons for Leonardo da Vinci

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

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See Why Everyone Loves Meet The Masters

As a volunteer for my son’s school, Peace with Christ Christian School, in Aurora, Colorado, I recommended the Meet the Masters program to the art teacher and to the principal. One track was purchased the next year and another track was purchased the subsequent year. Volunteers moved between classrooms presenting artists to children who were excited and enthusiastic about learning the Masters of art.  The curriculum presented the artist biography, broke down art techniques into manageable pieces, and enhanced the students artistic skills.

Wishing you many years of continued success in bringing art and Meet the Masters to children, of all ages.

Art Teacher Curriculum
Lisa Gheno-Cuevas
Peace with Christ School, Aurora, CO

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  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
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  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props

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