- Curriculum: Art, Community Service, Social Studies
- Age/Grade: Above 14, Elementary 2, Elementary 3, Middle School
- Subject: Drawing, Exhibition
- Materials: Oil Pastels
- Institution: Hannah Beardsley Middle School
- Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
- Duration: 4 Classes
Using Haring's Subway Drawings as a starting point, this exciting lesson offers an innovative way to create a spontaneous work process that students will love.
To expose children to the world of Keith Haring.
To teach children how to use oil pastels.
To have children work in an imaginary environment.
Drawing The Line - A Portrait of Keith Haring | Video | $20.00
Watch video (Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring). Take notes and be sure to include information on subway drawings, arrest, social conscious, aesthetic (simple and bold designs), symbols, process (no preliminary sketches). Draw 3-6 pictures from video.
Tables turned on their sides with black paper saddled over them, students are given white chalk and are to enter class by the teacher telling them they are entering the New York subway and the black paper are vacant billboards. They are to draw symbols in Haring's style.
Demonstrate oil pastel technique:
Draw simple symbol
Color WHOLE paper with oil pastels. DO NOT USE BLACK UNTIL LAST!
Outline all in black
Smear black outline
Finish project by mounting on paper
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