Romero Britto Dogs Game
Are you looking for a fun way to supplement your art history lessons? Going to be absent and need last minute art sub plans? Fill up your sub tub with low-prep art lessons like this Romero Britto dogs project that excites students. Teach your students about pop art and the three types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your art room? This Romero Britto dogs art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
You will design Romero Britto dogs by rolling the die and collecting the different patterns required to create it.
- First, trace the dog onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper.
- Next, draw no more than ten lines across the page to break up the background and cat into smaller areas.
- Then, roll the die to select a pattern from the first column and draw it in one of the areas.
- Roll the die four more times, drawing each selected pattern in one of the other areas.
- Repeat the same five patterns until you have filled up most of the page.
- Using washable markers, color everything in neatly. Be color smart. Color one pattern in using light and dark values of the same hue. For example, a dark green background with light green polka dots. Or use analagous (”neighbor”) colors like orange and yellow.
- Lastly, outline all the major areas of the design and the lines you added to it using a black marker.
I’ve included three ways students can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a “you pick” board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I’ve added digital spinner wheels!
First, print out the Romero Britto dogs game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the students during each part of the art project.
Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to recreate a Romero Britto dog drawing using five repeated patterns to demonstrate a sense of balance
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 13-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Romero Britto Dogs Game)
- 9-Page Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Dog Drawing Template
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Romero Britto Biography Handout
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- 8, “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Practice Drawing Page
- Coloring Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file…link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)
I live and teach at an international school in Brazil. My second grade students were so excited to see a Brazilian artist featured in our art lesson! – Kathleen D.
A fun way to integrate math and art following the artwork of my favorite artist, Romero Britto. – Richard A.
Dogs or cats? I don’t know which will be more popular but I am sure the kids will have fun doing them. – Leonie D.