Here’s an idea for mixing art history with the season, filling in a leaf drawing with Kandinsky-style circles.




  1. Draw a maple leaf on drawing paper, using my tutorial link above. I believe the tutorial is good for 3rd graders on up, but would recommend a tracer template for kinder through 2nd grade. Curves are some of the hardest things for young artists to see, and this leave is really nothing but curves.
  2. The leaf is traced with a Sharpie marker.
  3. The leaf is colored in with lots of gradating circles, in the style of Kandinsky.

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