Age/Grade: Elementary 2

1st-3rd Grade,
7-9 Years

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.

Pop Shop 3 – Printmaking (Tee Shirts)

Learn printmaking, including printing Tee shirts, based on the images of Haring's work.

Pop Shop 2 – Etching and Woodcutting

Learn about printmaking using Haring's imagery as a starting point.

Pop Shop 1 – Symbol Making

Students will learn about Keith Haring's use of symbols by examining his bold, direct lines and images and create their own.