SKETCHING LIKE LEONARDO. This theme has been popular in all of my home school and private school classes. Drawing is fundamental to every art project, so I want students to discover the joy of sketching and drawing as a way of life. Middle School students were able to have a sketch session in the plaza at the HIGH Museum of Art, drawing Leonardo’s horse, a two-story high statue! Younger students filled a sketchbook page with everyday objects, mimicking da Vinci’s passion for filling his pages with drawings of all sizes and all subject matter.