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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Here is a quick lesson on Monkey's...I love monkeys! I did this project with my 6th graders and we focused our lesson on the painting called the Blue Dog byGeorge Rodrigue. Instead of typically doing a dog we discussed as a class what other animals we could do as a series like George Rodrigue. We came up with the Monkey. We started out by drawing sketeches of our monkey using some example sheets that I prepared. We drew our monkey keeping in mind that we wanted to make this memorable, so we added either a unique background or article of clothing to our picture. After drawing it on white 12x18 paper we used black elmers glue and traced our picture. Lastly, after a good drying time we using water color to paint our monkeys. Below is one example of our monkey painting.
Things you need:
elmers glue mixed with black tempera Watercolor paint (any variety will do) Pencils Monkey images Example of George Rodrigue Blue Dog 12x18 white paper