Leonardo's Art Workshop : Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects like a Genius
Publication Date: 7 January 2019
One of two first books of a new project-based STEAM series for kids, inspired by the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math of Leonardo Da Vinci.
This new series for kids eight and up looks to Leonardo da Vinci for inspiration. Leonardo had an insatiable curiosity about the world, the ability to design technologies, and the eye and hand to put his observations on paper. These STEAM skills are vital to today's students and tomorrows innovators.
Kids will delve into subjects including Art, Science, Nature, and Invention by following Leonardo's approach: experimenting, creating projects, and exploring how science, art, and nature interact. For Leonardo - as with STEAM - its all connected.
About the Author
Amy Leidtke is a multidisciplinary design practitioner, artist, author, and adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She makes design accessible for people of all ages, producing educational symposia, salons, K - 12 teacher institutes, design-thinking workshops, exhibits, activities, and books. She guides people in immersive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art + design, and math) and design-thinking learning experiences.
She believes in empowering youth through arts-infused education to use their hands, hearts and minds to experiment, problem-solve and create. As a design professional, she provides clients with services such as exploratory design research, participatory design, master planning, exhibit and product design, curriculum design, and professional development. She received a Master of Industrial Design degree from RISD, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She lives with her family in Rhode Island.