Day #1: Students chose two pieces of neutral colored 9x12 paper and did their best to fill the space of the paper with a large drawing of a simple leaf. These drawings were traced in white glue.
Day #2: Students learned about tint and shade in order to create value. One half of each leaf was painted in tints and shades of a warm color, while the other half was painted with tints and shades of a cool color. We used 6x6 pieces of paper for palettes and students came to order their colors when they were ready. I poured the paint to keep things moving along and to prevent any large paint puddle explosions :)
Day #3: The leaves were cut out and glued to a large piece of 12x18 colored construction paper chosen by the student.