I have 4 art docents for my class this year. It is amazing having so many parents that want to come in and teach the kids about different artists. Each lesson is about a specific artist, the parents come in, share about the artist, different examples of art, the techniques used, and then the kids create art inspired by a certain painting.
This last month our art project was inspired by the Blue Dog. I had never heard of Blue Dog paintings before... so teaching this teacher too.
After learning the history of George Rodrigue, the class did a directed draw of the little blue dog. Oh, they were so engaged. Face (circle shape, nose - beaker shape, eyes, ears, mouth), shoulders and front legs, then back leg and belly. They drew in pencil, traced in sharpie, then painted with blue paint.
Then they were able to add a background of their choice using crayons. Some did different colors, some did a certain setting. But they all popped using the different mediums. So proud of my kids, so thankful for parent volunteers that make art a priority.