[Here is the basic assignment given to the students:]

Over the course of this trimester each of you will create pages for a Renaissance notebook inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and by other Renaissance artists. The objective of this project is to give you an opportunity to perform like a Renaissance person by making your own observational sketches, perspective studies, mathematical calculations, scientific notes and drawings.

Your book must contain competent examples of the following:

**Art**

- Imagined creature drawing Blind contour drawing (palm of hand)
- Modified contour drawing (hand)
- Mechanical drawing (from boat or from mechanical objects in class)
- Leaf drawing (using contour in ink and pencil)
- Tonal drawing of torso (using chiaroscuro sfumato)
- Silverpoint drawing
- 10 quotations from Leonardo
- 10 quotes from others including the Vasari quotation (relating to Leonardo’s seven traits)
- Leonardo biography page
- List of seven traits of Leonardo with your commentary on your own traits
- Anatomy drawing from model (with muscles labeled)
- Gesture drawings of figure (using ink, conte, etc)
- Facial expression drawing
- Backwards writing
- Master copies -Michelangelo back drawing (crosshatching)
- Mantegna - Dead Christ (foreshortening)
- 3 copies of works of Leonardo or other Renaissance artists (your choice)
- Art History images/pages with notes

**Mathematics**

- 2 drawings of Platonic Solids using 1 or 2 point perspective. Show area and volume
- Tiled Piazza in 1 point linear perspective. Show all measurements and correct perspective. Include quotation by Pierro della Francesca
- Vitruvian Man and Golden Mean
- Fibonacci Sequence
- Mathematical evaluation of a Renaissance Painting showing horizon line, vanishing point, orthogonal lines, eye point and correct ratios demonstrating correct linear perspective.

**Science**

- 2 Dissection drawings (done in science class in conjunction with dissection)
- Drawing of simple machine in Leonardo style; explanation of physics of mechanism

What follows is taken from the mathematics section of this project.