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Thinking about Drawings as Symbols

Thinking about Drawings as Symbols

Students will learn that a drawing is a visual symbol that conveys a clear message or idea.

Dance Party

Dance Party

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

Creation and Expression

Reflecting on Text and Context in Art

What does art tell us about the time and place of its creation, and what does the context tell us about an artwork? In this lesson, students consider the work of Keith Haring in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which can be used as a framework for studying any artist and era. Students research historically and culturally significant events as a potential means to understand artists and their works. They create and present slide shows that incorporate images of the work with commentary that place the pieces in their historical and cultural context. Finally, they trace the legacy of their chosen artist via the work of artists who came later or their effect on culture.

Vibrant Colors

Vibrant Colors

We learned about the artist Keith Haring and enjoyed exploring his artwork. The students enjoyed viewing and playing on Keith Haring Kids website.

RNA Protein Strand Sculpture

RNA Protein Strand Sculpture

Students utilize elements of design to compose a work of art
(Making a Box) Vocabulary: 3-D, Volume
(Building a 3-D structure from the 2nd Dimension)
Realizing the (RNA Protein Structure)

Teens in Action/Collaborative Paintings

Teens in Action/Collaborative Paintings

Teens at Floral Park Public Library were asked to design two collaborative wall pieces inspired by the works of Keith Haring. The completed works will be framed and displayed in the young adult area of Floral Park public library.

Hip to be Square

Hip to be Square

After looking at works from Keith Haring's "Dance" book, 3rd grade students use a square piece of paper to design their own Keith Haring dance composition. Using markers, they outline and color in their shapes solidly like Keith Haring's paintings

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.

Remote Control Grid Drawings

Remote Control Grid Drawings

Students follow my step by step example of an abstract drawing. I do and then they do.
The idea is to see how similar we can make the same drawing focusing on placement and scale.
This made possible by utilizing the simple understanding of point, line, and middles using the grid.

Neighborhood Mini-Mural

Neighborhood Mini-Mural

I am a fan of Haring Kids website and enjoy sharing it with people I know and children that I share my love of art with. This week, I taught some of my neighborhood kids (ages 4-11) about Keith Haring and his art. Each child created their own Haring inspired art work to take home with them.