Leonardo's Workshop: an ArtEdventure with Carmine Chameleon

  • 09 Apr 2007 12:18
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Dr. N. Ventor, scientist-extraordinaire and inventor of a time machine, is also a big fan of Leonardo da Vinci. To thank you and your friend Carmine Chameleon for testing her time machine, she is showing you her collection of Leonardo's works.

Leonardo's "Lady with an Ermine"--disappears!"This is one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings," says Dr. Ventor. "He was one of the masters of the Renaissance!

"What's happening to the portrait!" exclaims Dr. Ventor. "It's disappeared and just left a blank canvas! Someone must have used my time machine! They've gone back and meddled in time!"

"Oh no!" exclaims Carmine. "Any changes in the past will change the present—and whatever happened back then is making Leonardo's work disappear right now!"

Time MachineThe three of you run to the time machine in the laboratory. "Look!" says Carmine.

Time machine control panel

"The date's set to 1505 A.D. And the location is Leonardo da Vinci's workshop in Italy!"

Dr. Ventor turns to you. "Now listen carefully, there's no time to spare! You and Carmine must follow the culprit back in time."

Collection Bag
"If you find anything strange, bring it back in this bag. Even the smallest change might alter history forever!"    Renaissance Handbook
"Take this handbook. It should answer any questions about Leonardo and the Renaissance."

Through the time machine you and Carmine go...
...to find yourselves in a candlelit room. Carmine says, "Get a load of this place! This Leonardo guy was into more than just art! He was one of the most brilliant artists and scientists of the Renaissance—a time of many geniuses creating great art, inventing new machines, and discovering new places.

"Leonardo created some of the world's greatest art, discovered the workings of the human body, designed new machines and inventions. He was the original Renaissance man, I guess, and—
"Hey!" Carmine interrupts himself. "Did you see that? Someone ran out of the room! What should we do?"

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Sherry Peterson By, Sherry Peterson
Sherry Peterson is an editor for Sanford. She has a passion for home gadgets and beautiful design and loves to share her finds with others. Sherry has been working in the publishing industry for over 10 years and is excited to bring her expertise to Sanford's readers.
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