Saint George and the Dragon

 

Raphael

 

 

The story depicted in the painting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George_and_the_Dragon

 

Public domain jpg of the painting: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lvr-george.jpg

 

Information on the artist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael

 

Some analysis behind the painting:  http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243385

 

Fun stuff:

St. George and the Dragonet -- Stan Freberg -- video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT3QYb7AN6k

 

Toto recorded a song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efWy7gI90Pc

 

Video version of St George and the Dragon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEwNd_yInKA

 

Raphael is one of the Teen Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT).

 

Activities:

1) Draw diagonals on a page.  Have the participants make a picture with the major objects following the diagonals on the page

 

2) Draw pictures based on other stories of heroism:  Pecos Bill, Samson, Hercules, Badang, Karna

 

3) Create a story of someone fighting and defeating a drastic threat to civilization.   Many options here including Disney movies, Captain Underpants, Marvel Comics, Armageddon, and so forth...

 

 

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