Subject: Collage

Dance Party

Dance Party

5th grade students create a poster based on Keith HaringĀ“s "Dance" series.

Empowering “Crack Is Wack” Mural

Empowering "Crack Is Wack" Mural

Art activities incorporated in the process of creating a Keith Haring inspired mural that went up the walls, on the windows and over the doors. This mural expanded upon the dangers of drugs and abuse.

Musical Collages

Musical Collages

Toddlers and preschoolers were introduced to Keith Haring by reading the book Pop Warhol's Top by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo and looking at photos of Keith Haring and his artworks. Afterwards, the children used various materials to make their own musical mixed media collages.

Big Draw Day

Big Draw Day

As part of The Big Draw, a day of artist-lead drawing projects at Ivydale School in South London, illustrator Garry Parsons lead the Year 5 group in transforming the school reception area into Keith's POP SHOP, complete with house music and Haringesque badges to give away.

WE LOVE KEITH HARING!

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.

Colorful Dogs

Colorful Dogs

Pre-K and Kindergarten children create collage dogs, similar to those of Keith Haring, using paper cut-out rectangles and triangles.

A Sculptor’s Model

A Sculptor's Model

This lesson was designed to parallel The Tampa Museum's survey: "Keith Haring: Art & Commerce," on view March 18 through June 11, 2006.

Local children were presented with a slide presentation of Haring's work, with a particular emphasis on Haring's large scale steel sculptures and accompanying sculptural macquettes. Students then participated in a workshop where they too could design and construct their own scaled down models of imaginary, mythic sculptures.

Kindergarten Mural

Kindergarten Mural

Small groups of students danced to music in the hallway, while tracing their bodies in movement poses on colored paper. They were cut out, glued onto one large sheet of paper, and outlined in black paint to brighten up our school hallway.

Heart Collage

A simple lesson designed for younger students. Perfect for Valentines or Mothers Day.

Big Hat People

Influenced by Keith Haring's book, BIG, this lesson explores clothing and the adjectives we use to describe and differentiate them.

Marbling a la Haring

Using the process of paper marbling, this teacher has found a way to help students deconstruct and compose their own abstract compositions.

Virtual Figure Sculptures

Virtual 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 and envision them anywhere they want!