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Leonardo da Vinci – Artist Study

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I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite artist studies and combing through my archives. I decided to update a few of my more popular entries. I hope you find some fun ideas for studying Leonardo da Vinci using the resources and links provided.

Getting Started with a Picture Book-Katie and the Mona Lisa


Please note this entry has Amazon.com affiliate links to books I own and highly recommend.

Here are some things we’ve done along with this book in the past to enhance the reading. You’ll find illustrations in the book to get you started.

  • Draw a princess or a knight.
  • Paint a portrait of your friend with their best Mona Lisa smile.
  • Use oil pastels on black construction paper to show a beautiful spring scene.
  • Draw a fire breathing dragon and paint it with watercolors.

Create More Interest with a Fun Art Activity

We have this Dover Publications stained glass coloring book and have really enjoyed the look of the projects when we get done. I highly recommend it for artists of all ages. 🙂

Here’s a free coloring page of the Mona Lisa from Enchanted Learning:
Coloring Page on Enchanted Learning: Mona Lisa

 

Have a Little Picture Study Time

Last supper

If you want to take a virtual museum tour, try this online gallery:
Web Gallery of Art

 

Older Students Can Read an Excellent Biography

If you have an older student that wishes to know more about Leonardo, I highly recommend the Landmark Book Leonardo Da Vinci by Emily Hahn. All my boys have read this biographical book about Leonardo and enjoyed it.

Tie In Some Music Appreciation

If you are interested in listening to music that was popular during Leonardo’s time, you can try this CD. This CD says that it contains music from the most popular composers of Leonardo’s day. I listened to the whole CD online at Naxos.com and it was interesting to think about Leonardo being surrounded by these sounds or something similar. I love to immerse myself in a time period and this is a great way to complement your study of Leonardo da Vinci.

Visit a Leonardo Painting In Real Life!

Wouldn’t you love to see a Leonardo da Vinci close-up and personal?
Where to see a real Leonardo:

How about a close-up look at the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum?
Mona Lisa Close-Up

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 2

Harmony Fine Arts Cover grade 6

 

Harmony Fine Arts – Leonardo Artist Studies

You can find Leonardo da Vinci featured in both Grade 2 and Grade 6 of Harmony Fine Arts.

If you want to go more in-depth and have even more outstanding suggestions for learning about this important person in art, I invite you to give either Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 or 6 a try.

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Music Appreciation Monday – Mozart

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

This is a familiar piece of music to most of us! I hope you enjoy sharing it with your children. Enjoy!

Ready to listen to this week’s selection? Click below and get started.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Allegro

Music Word of the Week is Allegro = played in a brisk or lively way

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans if you would like to learn more and listen more to Mozart’s music for your music appreciation course.

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 2 Art and Music Plans @harmonyfinearts.org

Music Appreciation Monday-Shostakovich

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

Music Appreciation Monday – Dmitri Shostakovich

Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 – Allegro

 

Now just for contrast….a little fun….

Shostakovich – Second Waltz

 If you listen to both selections, ask your child which one they liked the most and why.

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans if you would like to listen to more Shostakovich.

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 2 Cover

Practical Homeschool Award 2016 Harmony Fine Arts

Harmony Fine Arts products were winners in the Practical Homeschool Awards for the past several years! This award was voted by users as one of the top programs for 2016.

 

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