The kids used black oil pastel (they are very used to this medium by now!) and had fun drawing their own blue dog. I brought out egg cartons filled with lots and lots of metallic, florescent and regular tempera paints and let the kids go at it!
I love George Rodrigue’s “Blue Dog” series, I also love the "George Rodrigue Foundation" in which he promotes and supports art education. Pick up a copy of "Are You Blue Dog’s Friend?” It is fantastic, both in color and concept. Blue-Dog-by-George-Rodrigue