Saturday, February 9, 2019

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

Leonardo's Art Workshop is a companion book to Leonardo's Science Workshop (reviewed by me here). I've been touting STE(A)M education for decades. Most of the time, getting young people fired up over technology and art is as simple as exposing them to the concepts and getting out of their way.
Released 20th Nov 2018 on Quarto's Quarry imprint, it's 144 pages and available in ebook and flexibind formats. Author Amy Leidtke is an educator and designer and brings that experience to bear creating and presenting numerous projects which illustrate the concepts detailed in each segment. The chapters cover visual light and color and there are some really cool projects (like a camera obscura to build and DIY). Details from Leonardo da Vinci's life and history are seamlessly woven into the book in sidebars.  The photography and diagrams in the book are clear and the instructions are well written. The projects use relatively easily sourced and inexpensive materials.

This would make a superlative book for youth groups (scouts) or school STEAM module for middle grade students.

Wonderfully well made and interesting projects.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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