Enrichment Activities for Younger Students

At Trinity School, we’re dedicated to providing the best education in the Twin Cities. Our love for learning spills over into our summer camps and winter enrichment programs where younger students have the opportunity to sample what life at Trinity is like. We invite children from any school to participate!

Discovering Da Vinci Day – Saturday, April 2, 2022

Grades 3-5, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Your child will dive into one of the many facets of Leonardo da Vinci’s genius at this enrichment morning. Students are invited to attend one of three interactive workshops exploring da Vinci: Paint Making, Cartography, or Anatomy. Workshop descriptions are listed below.

  • Workshop 1: The Art of Paint Making – FULL
    How did Leonardo da Vinci complete the Mona Lisa before canvas or oil paints were invented? Come experiment with the techniques and tools that he would have used in his studio, before creating your own Renaissance-style, egg tempera painting.
  • Workshop 2: Cartography
    Have you ever wondered how to accurately map a landscape’s features, from sharp cliffs to sweeping valleys, or towering peaks to meandering rivers? Create your own salt-dough landscape by learning how to see and draw contour lines, and explore the tools and methods of map making past and present.
  • Workshop 3: Anatomy
    Da Vinci explored how bodies work by performing dissections, and we will follow his example by dissecting a cow eyeball. Discover how the amazing sense we call “vision” works, see the structures that lurk inside your own eyes, and experiment with optical illusions that show us how our eyes can fool us. You will find out why biologists have called the eye an example of “extreme perfection” in nature.

If you would like to receive more information about Trinity’s winter enrichment program, please contact Lucy Cunningham at [email protected] or call (651) 395-6813.