After reading Katie and the Mona Lisa , Bear was interested in Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, inventor, sculptor, architect, and illustrator during the Renaissance. He painted the Mona Lisa on a piece of pine wood in 1506.
Bear did some three part cards I made of da Vinci’s art work. As she matched the images, we discussed what we noticed about the pieces of art on the cards.
We decided that a good project to go with the Mona Lisa would be to paint a portrait. We talked about how a portrait usually only shows the head and the shoulders. We talked about different facial expressions that could be shown in the portrait. We practiced drawing portraits, mixed skin color, and then painted our portraits.