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Color Study Leaves by Candie Cooper



Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts
Time needed for project:
30-45 minutes

Materials Needed:
- Canson® Mixed Media Sketchbook, two pages
- Sakura® Koi Watercolors: red, yellow, & blue
- Pencil
- Black ink pen or marker
- Paint brushes
- Pallet or paper plate
- Water bowl

1. With your pencil, draw two leaf shapes on one page of your art journal, one at the top left corner and one at the bottom right corner.
5 min-10 min

2. Paint a little over one half of each leaf one of the primary colors. Let dry.
10 min + 5 min       

3. Paint the other half of the leaf a different primary color. Let it overlap into your first color so the two colors combine in the middle of your leaf. This will show you a third color they create when they are combined!
10 min.

4. Outline your leaf with your ink pen. You can add little details to your leaf like bumpy edges or veins on the inside.
10-15 min.

5. Try it again on the second page of your journal.  See what other color combinations you can make!


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