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    Art Lesson 6/1/20-6/5/20

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    NFCSD Elementary Art Teachers  

    Grade 5

    Sketching like Leonardo da Vinci

    Supplies: Paper and any of these: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, pen or markers.


    Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the village of Vinci in Italy.  He began painting world famous Mona Lisa in 1503.  How many years ago was that?

    mona lisa


    Leonardo drew this self-portrait on the left with red chalk on paper.  Historians believe it was drawn in the year 1512.  Can you figure out how old he was then?


    Leonardo was much more than a gifted artist.  He was a scientist and inventor.  From his imagination, he made sketches of helicopters, airplanes and other machines not even invented when he was alive.  From observation, da Vinci made detailed drawings of plants and animals.  He filled over 100 notebooks with drawings and ideas.  He wrote backwards, from right-to-left, so his notes could only be read in a mirror.

    Leonardo lived to be 67 years old.  In what year did he die?


    *Observation!  Find some interesting objects in your house or yard.  Look at them slowly and carefully to notice every detail.  Sketch what you see.  Write notes too.


    *Share your drawings.  Did you notice anything unexpected while looking carefully?  Did you try writing backwards and reading it in the mirror?  Share your thoughts about Leonardo da Vinci?