Italian Day – Michelangelo & Leonardo Da Vinci – Our Interpretations

Yesterday our entire school took part in Italian Day.

The school grounds were a bright mix of red, white and green,

representing the colors of the Italian flag.

A very busy day was planned,

starting with a special assembly,

followed by a spaghetti relay, bocce, soccer and art activities.

The gelati van also arrived providing multi-colored gelati for all the children.

We also enjoyed pizza for our lunch. 

Part of our activities in 5/6 included studying the

works of Michelangelo,

especially the Sistine Chapel paintings and

also the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

We viewed a slideshow on these pieces of art, and we also enjoyed

a virtual tour of St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

This made it far more realistic for us.

Below is a slide show with our finished art pieces.

We took a modern day approach to the Mona Lisa.

What would she have looked like had she been painted in the 21st century?

Well, you be the judge!

12 thoughts on “Italian Day – Michelangelo & Leonardo Da Vinci – Our Interpretations

  1. Dear Mrs Francis,
    These pieces of art were splendid! I loved how everyone viewed the “Modern Day Mona Lisa” differently. That goes to show how different we all think.


  2. Dear Mrs Francis,
    Italian Day was so much fun and I really loved it when we did our art. I really enjoyed making my Mona Lisa and Michelangelo art. I hope we do something like that next time! And everybody did a marvellous job!

  3. Dear Mrs Francis,
    I really loved all the Mona Lisa designs; they were so creative. And the Michelangelo drawings looked amazing. I really enjoyed it and everyone, you did an excellent job.

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