Age/Grade: Elementary 3

3rd-5th Grade, 9-11 Years

3D Paper-Edge Figure Sculptures

3D Paper-Edge Figure Sculptures

A fun and informative introduction to the art of Keith Haring and an opportunity for students to design and build their own paper figure sculptures!

Haring In Motion Magnets

Students paint a Haring portrait in motion and then transfer the image onto a shrink film magnet.

Chalk Drawings

Chalk Drawings

Students from an elementary school in Tampa, Florida visited an exhibition of Keith Haring's work at the local Tampa Museum of Art and then made their own Haring-inspired work!

Creating Stories

Looking and drawing merge in this lesson to help students understand and appreciate Keith Haring's work. As an extension to this project, these NYC school children decorated bags containing holiday gifts for local charities.

Fine Art to Animation with Keith Haring

Fine Art to Animation with Keith Haring

These 5th Graders studied Keith Haring and the significance of his life and art on our world. After exploring elements of line and color through drawing; they then created their own morphes in the computer lab using VSE's Animation Maker.

The Tarpaulin Project

The Tarpaulin Project

A lesson that practically guarantees great results AND a low budget! The Tarpaulin Project was developed by the Education Staff at the Art Gallery of Ontario in an effort to help students become more familiar with Keith Haring's work and working methods while cultivating students' ability to express emotions on a visual level.

Symbols to Sculptures

Designed by the Museum Educators at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada, this lesson encourages students to consider shapes as a construct for symbol making. The project proposes a transformation from 2-dimensional drawings to synthesized, 3-dimensional forms.

Symbols & Signs

An activity provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario, this lesson seeks to help children identify and express their emotions through lines and symbols, just as Keith Haring did.

Line & Expression – 2D

An activity provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario designed to teach children about Keith Haring's art, specifically his art-making methods and his use of line and shape to create a symbolic language.