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Art Project for Kids: Fernando Botero Sculptures

April 14, 2013 by  
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Fernando Botero is a Colombian artist, his work is well known around the world for his chubby and rounded figures. For our art project today, we will be making sculptures, and we will get our inspiration in Fernando Botero’s animal sculptures. To learn more about him, and to read his biography go to the following […]

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Water Devices

April 1, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci was always fascinated by water; he left many drawings about waterfalls, floods, rivers, and storms. He designed different waterwheels, a device to measure humidity, a steam-powered cannon useful industrial machines powered by flowing water.

Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Inventions

March 27, 2013 by  
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In today’s series of Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Inventions, we will learn how Leonardo da Vinci was not only a great artist, but also a great thinker and scientist. His restless mind always marveled at everything around him. Even today, five hundred years after he lived, his inventions still surprise us.

Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Theatre Design

March 26, 2013 by  
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Today we have another chapter in our series: Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Theatre Designer. When the Duke of Sforza hired Leonardo da Vinci to work for him in Milan, the Duke gave him the title of “the arbiter of all questions relating to beauty and elegance, especially in pageantry.”

Leonardo da Vinci for Biography Kids: Religious Paintings

March 23, 2013 by  
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We will talk about Leonardo da Vinci for Biography Kids: Religious Paintings. Leonardo lived in Italy during the Renaissance, in those days the Catholic Church was the major patron of the arts. Leonardo received many commissions to paint religious paintings,he never finished many of them, some were damaged, and some are lost forever.

Leonardo da Vinci Biography, for 5th grade Wax Museum

March 19, 2013 by  
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Martin, who is 11, is doing his research project about Leonardo da Vinci. Since we just finished our art class series about him, Martin had a lot of information. This is the biography he wrote and some of the projects he did in class. I am Leonardo da Vinci; I was born in 1452 in […]

Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Oil Portraits

March 18, 2013 by  
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In our Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Oil Portraits, we will learn how Leonardo da Vinci changed forever the art of painting portraits. Before him, portraits were usually in profile, and very rigid.

Leonardo da Vinci for Biography Kids: Drawings

March 15, 2013 by  
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We will learn today in our Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Drawings, how no other painter in history produced as many drawings as him. He draw everything he saw, he made his sketches not only in the studio, but he went to the streets and the countryside, and he sketched from real life.

Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Mona Lisa

March 13, 2013 by  
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In our series about Leonardo da Vinci biography for Kids: Mona Lisa was his most famous painting, and probably the most famous painting in the history of art.

Leonardo da Vinci for Biography for Kids: The Last Supper

March 12, 2013 by  
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In our Leonardo da Vinci for Biography for Kids: The Last Supper, we will explore the amazing story of one of his most important paintings: The last supper. The Duke of Sforza commissioned him to paint a fresco directly on the wall of the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria della Grazie.

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