Curriculum: Language Arts

Keith Haring Semiotics Poster

Keith Haring Semiotics Poster

This lesson introduces students to the work of Keith Haring, focusing on his semiotic messages. Students have to create their own semiotic symbols to communicate a positive message that is important in their lives.

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.

Dance Party

Dance Party

5th grade students create a poster based on Keith Haring´s "Dance" series.

Creation and Expression

Reflecting on Text and Context in Art

What does art tell us about the time and place of its creation, and what does the context tell us about an artwork? In this lesson, students consider the work of Keith Haring in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which can be used as a framework for studying any artist and era. Students research historically and culturally significant events as a potential means to understand artists and their works. They create and present slide shows that incorporate images of the work with commentary that place the pieces in their historical and cultural context. Finally, they trace the legacy of their chosen artist via the work of artists who came later or their effect on culture.

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.

Graffiti – Tribute to Promote Reading

Graffiti - Tribute to Promote Reading

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Keith Haring’s death, the Art department of Lauro Ikastola School in the Basque Country in Spain, recently organized a graffiti competition to promote reading. Students worked on the winning idea for three days

Studying Mural: “Crack is Wack”

Studying Mural: "Crack is Wack"

Haring's 2-sided mural on a handball court at 128th Street & 2nd Avenue in NYC overlooks the FDR drive. A public site that has brought much acknowledgement since it was painted in 1986. This lesson, organized collaboratively with The Children's Storefront gives local students the opportunity to examine and reflect on one of Haring's most influential landmarks.

Character Traits in Fables

Character Traits in Fables

Fourth and Fifth grade Special Education students wrote fables, created a subway mural, dance freeze cut outs, illustrations and sculptures of their characters, wrote a song and choreographed a dance for each character, and designed a web page of their work on the project.

Gesture Drawing

Gesture drawings, inspired by Keith Haring. To introduce students to the artwork of Keith haring. To expose them to the Art Term "Gesture".

HaringKids Guide

An interactive worksheet program that will help students explore HaringKids on their own.