Third graders started this project by watching a short video about Rodrigue and his "Blue Dog". Before drawing, students discussed why they thought he was so inspired by the blue dog. They also shared what inspires them and what they could see themselves drawing over and over and over again.
I really liked how these paintings turned out. The colorful dogs also seem to be adding some fun to the hallways!
I am a K - 5th grade art teacher at Wilson Creek Elementary and Anna McDonald School in Manhattan, IL. I am also a mother of two little girls (who share my love of art)!