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RE: [teacherartexchange] FW: Blue Dog


From: Horn, Blue (bhorn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 19 2009 - 05:48:04 PDT

The kids love doing an art lesson with the Blue Dog! I use the book 'Why is Blue Dog Blue' by George Rodrigue himself. After we read and review his images (I also use a couple of youtube videos - there are a few great ones out there), we discuss our options... The kids can draw their dog thick, thin, tall, etc. and choose to color their dog any way they choose - and some add polka dots and other patterns. When discussing their background, they add something they are familiar with - from the beach to their bedrooms. Oil pastels on a neutral paper work best for me, but of course the options are wide open. I have added a sample pic on my web site of the 4th grade kids in progress on it:

Good luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: jane mary []
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:25 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] FW: Blue Dog

> Greetings,
> I would like to do a lesson about blue dogs by George Rodrique. I teach elementary. I have been perusing blue dog books at Amazon and wonder which anyone might have used in a lesson about this artist.
> Have any of you done a lesson about this artist?
> Thanks,
> MJHadley
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