Age/Grade: Elementary 2

1st-3rd Grade,
7-9 Years

Introducing Keith Haring

Introducing Keith Haring

Lesson to introduce the work of Keith Haring to a class of 7 and 8 year old pupils.

Discovering Keith Haring

Discovering Keith Haring

We started browsing your website.We have tried to work in parallel with subjects such as computer science, English, Italian and arte.We have observed the works of Keith, places of production. The children told their feelings, their emotions and interpretations. Haring's works have "hit" the eyes and hearts of the students. Then they tried to make ... And they found that forms, seemingly simple, are complex, well proportioned and exceptionally expressive, but not easy to play.The kids have read the image of some works, they wanted to identify themselves and give their shape and finally have produced a poster that represents their stay and live at school ... to grow and learn together!

Thinking about Drawings as Symbols

Thinking about Drawings as Symbols

Students will learn that a drawing is a visual symbol that conveys a clear message or idea.

Hip to be Square

Hip to be Square

After looking at works from Keith Haring's "Dance" book, 3rd grade students use a square piece of paper to design their own Keith Haring dance composition. Using markers, they outline and color in their shapes solidly like Keith Haring's paintings

Remote Control Grid Drawings

Remote Control Grid Drawings

Students follow my step by step example of an abstract drawing. I do and then they do.
The idea is to see how similar we can make the same drawing focusing on placement and scale.
This made possible by utilizing the simple understanding of point, line, and middles using the grid.

Neighborhood Mini-Mural

Neighborhood Mini-Mural

I am a fan of Haring Kids website and enjoy sharing it with people I know and children that I share my love of art with. This week, I taught some of my neighborhood kids (ages 4-11) about Keith Haring and his art. Each child created their own Haring inspired art work to take home with them.

Street Art and Hopscotch

Street Art and Hopscotch

The project was split into several lessons. At the beginning the pupils got some information about Keith Haring We created some colorful Keith Haring paintings on the break court in front of our school. There are now two big paintings, where the children can do hop-games. The other paintings show typical school subjects like art.

Painting on Aluminum Foil

Painting on Aluminum Foil

A fun project where kids paint Haring figures on aluminum foil.

Jumping Kids Art

Jumping Kids Art

Our 2nd graders did a fabulous job as they created these amazing pictures in the style of Keith Haring. We learned how to draw basic body shapes in proportion by drawing ovals. We drew an oval for the head, a bigger oval for the body, 3 smaller ovals for each arm, and then 3 ovals for each leg. We learned that our body only bends where we have a joint... in this case where two of our ovals met. We drew people doing all kinds of fun things. Ideally, the children drew figures doing something that was important to them... something they loved. Then we cut out our figures and glued them down. We tried to overlap the figures to show depth. This was a hard concept for the children to understand, but it was really interesting to see the results. Finally, we created some visual texture by making a beautiful patterned floor for our figures to dance on. I love the energy in all of these pictures. In the 2nd picture especially, you can actually see the children playing basketball. The overlapping in this piece of artwork provides so much depth to the picture.

Inspirational Pop Art

Inspirational Pop Art

This is a one hour class which covers information about the artist, his artistic style, samples of his art, then concludes with the children creating a piece of artwork in the same vein as the artist. This class was prepared for 3rd graders.

Keith Haring and Graffiti

Keith Haring and Graffiti

Students from this Montessori school in Canada studied Keith Haring and then worked collaboratively to make several murals, custom t-shirts, and sculptures, all exploring the theme of "Peace, love and the environment."

Haring’s Heroes

Haring's Heroes

Elementary school students from Arkansas create a collaborative, large-scale project inspired by Keith Haring's subway art.