This autumn leaf painting was completed by the 4-6 Montessori classes. We began by observing and drawing a minimum of 5 different types of leaves. Students needed to draw them large, have leaves going off all four sides of the paper, and have some overlapping. We also drew four lines through the composition to break up the space. Students then painted the leaves using typical fall colors- red, orange, yellow and brown. Students were also able to mix to make some tertiary colors- such as red orange or yellow orange. During the final class, students created a Styrofoam leaf and printed more leaves on top. The color harmony and interesting view of space make these an awesome project for fall!