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George Rodrigue Visits Dufrocq Elementary
Thank you to everyone who came to Dufrocq Elementary in Baton Rouge, LA on February 24, 2011 with us. We had a great day painting with all of their students and teaching them about art!
We attended the school as part of our George's Art Closet program. Dufrocq Elementary was one of 30 schools across the state of Louisiana that applied to our program that gives schools a year's worth of art supplies. We are trying to fund all 30 schools this year.
The local community group Forum 35 sponsored this school's art packet and provided volunteers to help us set up our art stations with the students.
Special guests like Craig Freeman of the Baton Rouge School Board even brought his own iPad in order to play our app "You Can Count on Blue Dog" with the students! Then, our executive director, Jacques Rodrigue, read our children's book "Why is Blue Dog Blue"
When the day was over all of the kids then enjoyed special Blue Dog cupcakes.
We would especially like to thank Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden for joining us as well. He even took a short art lesson from George and painted his very own Blue Dog.
All in all, it was a great day for all of the children and volunteers! You can view more photos from our great day here:
"The GFRA art contest has given me confidence that being an artist is possible in the economy we live in today. It also showed me that being an artist is not only a hobby, but it can also be a lifestyle. The award made me feel credible that masters of their craft would recognize my efforts."
- Katie Kreuz