Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Magazine Dogs

These dogs were inspired by artist George Rodrigue, who is famous for his Blue Dog painting.  They are also inspired by Samuel Price an artist who uses magazine pieces to produce the most amazing dog artworks.

We started this lesson when all the magazines were out for our magazine fish artworks.

What you need:
  • Old Magazines to cut up
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black oil pastel
  • Paints
  • White A3 paper
 How to:
  • Speak about both artists
  • Read George's book "Why is Blue Dog Blue?"
  • Draw the dog in black oil pastel (I had a handout to help them draw blue dog if they were a little stuck)
  • Choose what colour the dog is going to be and start ripping / cutting up magazine pieces in that colour and gluing onto the dog.  
  • If the child is finding it hard to get enough pieces to "fill" their dogs with magazine pieces I gave them the option of using paint to fill in the remaining white bits.
  • They had the choice of doing the background with paint or more magazine pieces
The Results:


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