Viz professor aids creation of Leonardo educational program

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Fifth-grade students have an engaging new way to learn about Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci thanks to a website created in part by Laurie Lisonbee, a Texas A&M visualization lecturer.

Lisonbee teamed with Utah Valley University digital media undergraduates to create a series of student-hosted, fast-paced informational videos produced onsite in Italy and France, where Leonardo lived and created enduring masterworks. The site contains additional materials including drawing activities and directions to create miniature models of the master’s designs for machines and bridges.

Lisonbee traveled with UVU students to Leonardo’s haunts in Florence, Milan, Paris and Amboise, France, where she provided them with background on his life and art to include in the shows’ scripts.

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