The next in Galt’s Mini Masterpiece series is Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The Mona Lisa is probably the most famous painting in the world. The portrait is of a lady called Lisa Gherardini, who was married to a man called Francesco del Giocondo. The oil painting is believed to have been started by Leonardo Da Vinci way back in 1503, and he continued to work on the painting until 1517 – a whole 14 years later! The painting was originally bought by French King Francis I, but has been on display in The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797.
Create your own Mona Lisa Mini Masterpiece
Step 1: To start, download the Mona Lisa template from the Galt Activity Zone.
Step 2: Leonardo Da Vinci used lots of soft browns and delicate greens and blues to paint his Mona Lisa portrait, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be adventurous and creative when it comes to your own recreation. Experiment with different colours, tones and shades! The Galt Mona Lisa uses burnt orange, red and pink Galt Chunky Pens to bring out the shadows in her skin, giving the painting a 3D effect.
Step 3: Who says you have to just use paint on a painting?For the country scene in the background you can have fun sticking material to give the grass and trees texture. All colours of pompoms, string, pipe cleaners and even ripped up paper stuck onto the portrait will bring the painting to life.
Step 4: Foam stars and shapes, glitter glue and all fun arty bits can be found in the Galt Art Jar. You can even pick just five items from the jar and challenge yourself to paint or decorate your portrait using just those items! We chose red foam shapes, a green star, purple pompoms and masses of electric blue shredded paper. Framing the edges is simple, just cut coloured paper into strips and glue to the outer sides of the painting.
Step 5: Finally, pick a space on your bedroom wall, the kitchen fridge or on your classroom wall, where you can display your fantastic Mona Lisa portrait in all its glory!
Share your Mona Lisa Masterpiece with us!
Please ensure that activities are completed under adult supervision and all instructions and warnings on Galt products used are read and followed. Always protect clothing and the work area.