Artist of the Month Class for kids!
Welcome to our famous Artist of the month classes. In these classes, kids create amazing art & are inspired by some of the most wonderful, amazing and fascinating artists in history.
In April, we're talking about LEONARDO DA VINCI!
Introducing the person people called the original, "Renaissance man!"
He was Italian...
He learned to mix his own paint, make his own canvases and brushes...
He painted one of the MOST FAMOUS paintings in the world...
Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, an inventor and a scientist!
OUR FAVOURITE DA VINCI QUOTE
"A well spent day brings happy sleep." - Leonardo da Vinci
We agree Leonardo! And, may we add, a well spent day is a day spent doing something you love... And for us, that is art!
AN AWESOME DA VINCI STORY
There are a LOT of interesting Leonardo da Vinci stories!
My favourite is the story of how Leonardo learned how to swim! You might have learned in a pool, with a teacher, and maybe even with a safety vest... But da Vinci has a very different story...
One day Leonardo was watching frogs in a river. After watching for a while, he thought, "Hey! Maybe I could swim too!" He carefully watched how the frogs legs and arms moved and how they moved their bodies. He laid in the grass, and practiced moving his legs and arms, just like the frogs! And then, he jumped in the water! And... he just started swimming! And it worked!! ???? This gave him all sorts of ideas about flying.. But that's a story for another day, or for class.
FAVOURITE DA VINCI MASTERPIECE
For me, there is only one true option when it comes to my favourite da Vinci piece... It is La Joconde, also known as The Mona Lisa in English!
Artist of the Month class! (where you will also meet Jasper Johns in May and Beatrix Potter in June!)
Ciao da Vinci! See you soon in the studio!