I  loved this project! We did it towards the end of last year and I have been meaning to post it for a while – I had never heard of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue or his “Blue Dog” series until they started cropping up on Pinterest. I loved the simplicity and vibrancy of colour in his paintings and thought the books were great –  I thought it would appeal to all age groups in the art club (5-11 years) + I was right. Everyone had “success”!

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We started by looking at lots of examples of Rodrigue’s work and then began creating our own versions. The kids followed a guided drawing on how to draw the dog (a great tutorial on Art Projects for Kids) and then decided where their dog would be / what they would be doing. Dogs were outlined in sharpie pen and the rest was completed with tempera paints. This took 1-2 lessons to complete.

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