Who Let the Dogs Out!

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!

Hunter H.

Hunter H.

Dane B.

Dane B.

Amber P.

Amber P.

Anna J.

Anna J.

Gena H.

Gena H.

Kaylie B.

Kaylie B.

Levi L.

Levi L.

Jake B.

Jake B.

Lilli N.

Lilli N.

Bailey G.

Bailey G.

Tony F.

Tony F.

Jayden B.

Jayden B.

Chase H.

Chase H.

Rex B.

Rex B.

Layne L.

Layne L.

Sophia B.

Sophia B.

Reece C.

Reece C.

Brayden B.

Brayden B.

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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2 Responses to Who Let the Dogs Out!

  1. What wonderful work you do with your students; they must enjoy having you for a teacher. 🙂 Their art is lovely – what cute looking dogs! I’ll enjoy having a tour around this lovely blog and will have a look at the websites you mention. Looking forward to seeing your future posts. 🙂

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