Leonardo's House of Light & Mirrors

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12

Artists use charcoal, brushes and pigment. They also use lenses, mirrors, and screens. Leonardo was a scientist of light. Construct your own light laboratory to reproduce his experiments. Capture images and project them. Reflect and refract light. Multiply and subtract with mirrors. Bend, stretch, and compress images. Make a Jell-O lens.

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