- Curriculum: Art | Social Studies
- Age/Grade: Elementary 3 | Middle School
- Subject: Sculpture
- Materials: Mixed Media | Clay
- Institution: Academia Cotopaxi
- Location: Quito, Equador
4th and 5th graders from Equador learned about Keith Haring and clay techniques. They put all their knowledge together and made Haring style Mosaics.
To learn about the artist, Keith Haring.
To learn clay techniques.
Photographs of Keith Haring working
Photographs of Haring's artwork
Black and White line drawings of Haring's work
1. I printed out 6 simple Keith Haring pictures and cut them into pieces. I blew each piecce up 200x on the copying machine. Each child was given a piece and shown where it fit into the whole.
2. The class rolled out slabs and traced around their piece to get the correct shape.
1. The kids traced the lines by pressing on the paper which was on top of their clay slab.
2. Next, they used clay tools to carve out the lines.
1. After letting the clay dry and bisque firing, the students glazed their tiles. Each whole piece had a specific background color, and the students were told to use either cool or warm colors for the rest-- depending upon what part they had.
1. After glaze firing, the students "put the puzzles together" and volunteer parents cemented the pieces to the plywood.
1. Students were shown how to mix and apply grout, this was done in small groups with volunteer parents.
1. Students were divided into groups and added a black grout "frame" around each finished piece.