Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519): 500 Years Later


Course Description

In this year 2019, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, what can we still learn from him? What marks his works, his genius, his life as worthy of remembrance? Engineer, anatomist, painter, designer, inventor, writer, dreamer—what drove Leonardo to study and create and wonder with such verve in so many different endeavours? How did his various interests and projects interrelate? Known for having little schooling, lacking discipline, and leaving commissions unfinished, how did he come to enjoy a reputation as one of the most accomplished humans in history? And finally, how do his works continue to inspire us today?


In this course, we will examine more closely the humanity of Leonardo da Vinci as it is articulated in our core text, Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson, and enhanced by related complementary material.

Please note, that all courses have a maximum enrollment of 18 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Details

First Session: Monday, January 6th 2020

Course Length: 12 weeks, Mondays, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Discussion Team: Pamela Butler, Karen Etingen, Pamela Grimaud

Course Fees: 

$150.00 (tuition fee)

$100.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$185.00 (tuition fee)

$135.00 (promotion for new students)


Please note, degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses for this term. Degree students should not register online.

The course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session.

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