Subject: Drawing

Tools for Discussing Haring’s Work

By maintaining a framework to lead a discussion, this outline will help make looking at, talking about, and responding to art less intimidating.

Haring Inspired CD Covers

Haring Inspired CD Covers

Integrating art and music, this cohesive lesson seeks to teach students the fundamentals of graphic design by creating their own Haring-inspired CD Covers.

Everyday Objects as Art

Everyday Objects as Art

After examining "readymade" artwork by several influential 20th Century artists, these high school students created sculptures by painting on "everyday objects". Offering both an art history and an art-making component, this lesson allows students to analyze and synthesize the creative process for themselves.


Students can create their own symbolic windows into their imaginations.

The Sky

Students will create images of the sky that convey their moods and feelings.

The 1980s Series – Breakdancing

During the 1980s, music, dance, fashion, and art experienced a boom of energy and innovation. It was also during the 80s that Haring came into prominence and produced most of his signature work. This series of lessons seeks to explore the cultural and creative phenomenons of the 1980s for the youth of today. The Breakdancing lesson, in particular, allows students to translate Haring's celebrated images of dancing people into choreographed breakdancing routines.

Self Portraits from the Future

Students will make craypa self portraits of what they might look like in 100 years.

Fish Collages

Exploring color and pattern through collage, this lesson was produced by a college student majoring in Art Education.

Radiant Baby

This lesson, designed specifically for the New York City musical that chronicles Keith Haring's life, "Radiant Baby", takes students through pre and post musical writing & art assignments in an effort to help students realize their life goals and a path towards self-accomplishment.

Texture: Wild Things

Texture: Wild Things

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.