Materials: Crayons

Coloring Books

An interactive project designed to carry students through our special coloring book section on our web site.

Drawing Movement

This local New York City school used Keith Haring's art to inspire a lesson on expressing movement in drawing.

Pop Art People

A lesson especially designed for younger children to help them understand body proportion and construction.

Add a Page to Love

Using Keith Haring's book, LOVE, as a stepping stone, students are asked to create their own page to express love while challenging their use of color.

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!

Mural to Music 2

Ask your students to make a collaborative mural drawing to music, using their invented sign language, music, using their invented sign language, music logos, imagination, and their responses to the music.

Mural to Music 1

Ask your students to make a collaborative mural drawing to music, using their invented sign language, their imagination, and their responses to the music.

Texture: Wild Things

Texture: Wild Things

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
This lesson is part one of a three lesson unit designed to teach young students (first or second grade) about various types of line, and pattern. This lesson allows children to learn how illustrators apply their knowledge of line and shading techniques to denote texture.

Pattern and Shading

Pattern and Shading

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
This lesson is part two of a three lesson unit designed to teach young students (first or second grade) about various types of line, and pattern . Students will build upon their previous knowledge of line to develop an awareness of pattern and shading.

Lines: Invisible Journeys

Lines: Invisible Journeys

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
This lesson is part one of a three lesson unit designed to teach young students (first or second grade) about various types of line, and texture. This lesson places emphasis on the movement students use to create lines by having them create visual roadmaps and follow them with gesture. The magic of their gesture will be reinforced as their invisible journeys are revealed to them through the technique of wax resist.

Crayon Rubbing Flip Book

Crayon Rubbing Flip Book

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
This flip book lesson is designed to make learning about animation a more tactile, fun experience for young learners by eliminating tracing and bringing the line to life. Students will use their hands to gradually bend and reshape a line (floral wire), while recording this experience using crayon rubbings. The sequential crayon rubbings will become frames for their flip book.

This lesson is originally designed to accompany a math lesson about closed shapes, giving students an experience with the formation of flat sides, curves, and angles.