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Artist: Ann Clemens
Sponsor: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Kansas City Cow Parade

Level: Middle School, High School
Grades: 6-12 | Age: 11+ | Written by: Mary Love
[Mary is an art educator from Cass-Midway in Freeman MO]

This lesson challenges students to decorate cow cutouts in the style of great artists. Inspired by Cow Parade in Kansas City.


This lesson was used in conection with the Kansas City CowParade (Cow art). It could be used with a mascot instead of a cow.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Draw a cow about 2ft. tall on cardboard and then trace 2 more on posterboard.

  2. Glue the posterboard on each side of the cardboard.

  3. The students then will think of an idea to paint on the sides of the cow using art history for their motivation.

  4. Example of ideas may be "Cowlvador Dali"; "Homage to Thomoos Hart Benton"; "Starry, Starry Cow"; Vincent Van Cow"; "Moona Lisa Meets Moondrain" ... you get the idea.

  5. The finished art work can be placed on stands and paraded at an open house.

More Information:

CowParade Kansas City

Recommended Books/Products:

Cowmedy and Tragedy Figurine
Cow is made of ceramic, measures 4.5" high.


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