Third grade artists created these beautiful “Blue Dogs” after learning about Louisiana artist George Rodrigue and his fun “Blue Dog” paintings.
Coloring our Rodrigue dogs with oil pastels and painting the background with tempera paint.
A few of our colorful dogs – one of the things the students enjoyed the most was giving their dog a special name and putting it on the dog collar! See more of this project on our ARTSONIA on line art gallery!
I can tell a friend two facts about artist George Rodrigue.
I can draw a “Blue Dog” in the style of Rodrigue.
I can use color in a creative and thoughtful way to complete my dog portrait.
What’s a Koru? Ask a Georgetown second grade artist! They will explain that a Koru is a New Zealand Maori word that means “loop”. A koru looks like a fern frond or a spiral, and to the New Zealand Maori people the koru represents life, growth, strength, and peace.
Second grade artists drew these beautiful korus with a marker and finished them with carefully blended oil pastels.
blending the koru with a paper tortillion.
Special thanks to the fourth graders at Alum Creek Elementary School in Ohio for this project inspiration!
Fourth Grade artists are completing these fabulous Boab Trees as part of our Cultural Focus this year – Australia. They learned that the Boab Tree is also called the “bottle tree” as it stores water in the bottle-shaped trunk to endure harsh drought conditions in the Australian outback.
Our boab trees were inspired by the work of Australian artist Bronwyn Bancroft, author and illustrator of the book “Why I Love Australia”.
Fourth Graders prepared the paper for their work by first rubbing it with crayons for a bit of color and texture. Next they painted their boabs with black tempera; when the tempera was dry, color was added with oil pastels.
See more of our beautiful boab trees at our ARTSONIA GALLERY!