The last project of the school year was a popular one with the students as it tied in with the Spring musical, ‘Arf! A Canine Musical, of Kindness, Courage and Calamity.’ Students were excited to paint the breed of dog they portrayed in the performance, or their favorite breed.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/46654546116267816/ Students were given a large piece of paper and were instructed to fold the paper in half bringing the long edges together. They then had to open the paper up and fold in half again bringing the short edges together. Their paper was now divided into four segments. The fold lines provide lines of symmetry, allowing students to copy what they draw on one side to the other. Depending on the kind of dog chosen, students were instructed to draw either wide, oval shaped heads or longer, peanut shaped heads. Ears, eyes, nose, a mouth and tongue were added. All dogs were drawn in a sitting position. Students were guided through drawing the lower half of their dog and shown how simple lines can create legs, paws and a tail. They then mixed their own paint to create the color they wanted for their dog and background. Love, love, love these 🙂 Have a great Summer!