- Curriculum: Art
- Age/Grade: Elementary 1 | Elementary 2 | Elementary 3
- Subject: Drawing | Painting
- Materials: Paint | Markers
- Institution: Harrison Elementary
- Location: Disputanta, Virginia
- Duration: 2 - 3 Classes
Students paint a Haring portrait in motion and then transfer the image onto a shrink film magnet.
The students will understand that a portrait is a picture of a person.
The students will define "motion" and their "movement".
The students will create a motion painting, then transfer it to shrink film magnets.
The students will learn about Keith Haring's art.
Poster size paper
Primary color tempera paints
Black acrylic paint
Shrink film [shrinky dinks]
Hand out scrap paper for students to practice drawing the style of Keith Haring. We focused on his people, dogs, and dolphins.
After students had practiced drawing like haring I gave each child poster paper to enlarge one of their drawings.
Students then painted their pictures using primary colors and outlined them in black permanent paint.
Finally, the students chose one drawing of their sketches to trace on to shrink film paper using permanent markers. We added magnets on the back as a finishing touch!
Why is Keith Haring's work so unique and distinctive?
What do we call a picture of a person?
Name the three primary colors.
Explore tertiary colors (those colors that are the result of mixing two primary colors), and complementary colors (colors that are opposite from one another on the color wheel). How does this knowledge function to help us make better choices about color? What happens to colors as we do different things to them? Does the same thing happen when we mix paint as when we mix marker colors? Why/Why not?