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Leonardo's Art Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects like a Genius

Author: Amy Leidtke
Call Number: 702.8 LEI

Following Leonardo da Vinci's example, this fascinating book harnesses children’s innate curiosity to explore the foundational elements of art—color, shadow and light, lines and patterns, forms and structures, and optics and special effects—and the science behind them. After each concept is explained using science, history, and real-world examples, kids can experience the principles first-hand with step-by-step STEAM projects, including:
  • Create paints and dyes from food
  • Harness a rainbow with a prism
  • Build a camera obscura
  • Make your own sundial
  • Practice blind contour drawing
  • Create a one-point perspective drawing
  • Make an infinity scope
Amy Leidtke, principal of Leidtke Design, is an accomplished industrial designer, artist, and educator with a standing record of success combining the disciplines of research, strategic and master planning, ideation and design development, participatory design workshops, in an inclusive professional design practice.

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