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Monday, April 30, 2012
2012 Art Auction Project: Who Let the Dogs Out
Yay! The dogs are finished!! And they turned out beyond my expectations. We got so many compliments on the canvases as I walked them back into the school to show the kids in Mrs. S's class how they turned out.....
They voted on names for their art pieces. The one above became "Who Let the Dogs Out". And the one below became "Rainbow Dogs".
The kids wanted to know how I put their dogs onto the canvas and so I brought in a mini canvas and I drew up a little french bulldog. I got out the watered down Modge Podge and glued the dog onto the mini canvas right there and the kids all came up to check it out. They were amazed at how fast it dried and how amazing it looked on the canvas. I can see that I may need to make a series of these for our house maybe....hmmmmm...
After the kids voted on the names for the artworks, I went home and wrote the title of each artwork, the date and then each child's name in Mrs. S's class all around the canvases.
The kids voted to use the "realistic colored" dogs canvas for the school's art auction and then voted to give the "crazy colored" dogs canvas to Mrs. S herself for teacher appreciation week (which was coincidentally happening just about then). The auction piece was the object of a bidding war (nothing crazy, but funny nonetheless) and gave our school's PTC some needed funds that are now earmarked specifically for arts programs for our school. But the best part - as I was volunteering in the "art display" room during the auction - was that every kid in Mrs. S's class proudly (and I mean, proudly) dragged their parents in to show them their dog. THAT is cool.
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