Lessons by Title

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.

Paper Sculpture Habitats

Paper Sculpture Habitats

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
Elementary students design their own mix and matched animals, using a lesson framework that emphasizes transformation, then they create an entire ecosystem for them using 3-dimensional collage materials.

This lesson accompanies the following additional lessons:
"Clay for Fun"
"Cranimals in 3D"
"Creating a Cranimal"

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.

Clay for Fun: An Introduction to Clay

Clay for Fun: An Introduction to Clay

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
Elementary students experiment with clay before making their own imaginary animals.

This lesson accompanies the following additional lessons:
"Creating a Cranimal"
"Cranimals in 3D"
"Paper Sculpture Habitats"

Research and Remedies

Research and Remedies

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
What if a cure existed for: AIDS? Hunger? Poverty? Racism? Pollution? Corruption?
What would it look like? How can knowledge or understanding function as a cure?

Pop Shop 4 – Shopkeeping

Create and run a store to sell prints, pictures, tee shirts created in Pop Shop Lessons 1 - 3.

Mixing Up Magic

Mixing Up Magic

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
This lesson is designed to allow students to experiment with the roles of scientists and graphic designers. Students will design a magic potion. The lesson gives students a chance to practice math and science skills such as mixing and measuring while learning about color, and design.

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.