By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
One of the most influential artists in history was celebrated at Edith McDermott elementary.
Students at the school hosted the da Vinci Spring Festival of Arts and Design, with art inspired by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452 to 1519.
Grade 3/4 teacher Julie Ashlee, and organizer of the event, said the idea was to incorporate both art and technology because da Vinci was, “a master of everything”.
Da Vinci interests spanned everything from inventing, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, math, music, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history and cartography.