The 2nd grade students learned about the artist Leonardo Da Vinci and his many talents. He was born in Italy in 1452. Leonardo Da Vinci was not only an artist, but he was an inventor, an architect, a musician, a sculptor, a scientist and a mathematician. Da Vinci was one of the first artists to paint people in a realist style. They also learned that Da Vinci used to write lots of notes with his work and he even wrote them backwards because he didn’t want people stealing his ideas. Some of the paint on Da Vinci’s work is chipping away because he had to mix his own paint. We read the book, Leonardo's Horse. Then the students learned the different proportions of a horse and created their own horse that would later be apart of a class carosaul.