Self portraits in the style of Da Vinci

This half term art group moves on to Leonardo Da Vinci.

We started, as we start every new artist, by reading our Anholt’s Artist book.  I really do love these – much better than the Katie series that people often recommend as an intro to art for little ones.


That took quite a while as we kept getting sidetracked down avenues of conversation.  Da Vinci really was an absolutely amazing character.

We looked at this picture.  Discussed that people believe it to be Da Vinci but due to the length of time and the patchy records it is not certain.

da vinci

The picture was drawn in red chalk so using mirrors and chalk we drew our own self portraits.

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