Age/Grade | Elementary 1

A Sculptor’s Model

A Sculptor's Model

This lesson was designed to parallel The Tampa Museum's survey: "Keith Haring: Art & Commerce," on view March 18 through June 11, 2006.

Local children were presented with a slide presentation of Haring's work, with a particular emphasis on Haring's large scale steel sculptures and accompanying sculptural macquettes. Students then participated in a workshop where they too could design and construct their own scaled down models of imaginary, mythic sculptures.


Keith Haring's art places a lot of impact on shape and colour. This lesson enables learners to see the imact of colour within an artwork.

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

This wonderful project celebrates freedom and Keith Haring at the same time, while helping students to understand what makes this country so unique and special.

Haring Style Drawings

Sent to us by one of our most active teachers, this project demonstrates the explorative fun that students can have with Keith Haring inspired imagery.

Book of Little Things

Although initially used as an adjunct to a larger scale lesson, this activity provides much potential when used with Keith Haring's book, NINA'S BOOK OF LITTLE THINGS, which allows for interactive visual and conceptual activities.

Kindergarten Mural

Kindergarten Mural

Small groups of students danced to music in the hallway, while tracing their bodies in movement poses on colored paper. They were cut out, glued onto one large sheet of paper, and outlined in black paint to brighten up our school hallway.

A Book About Heart

A Book About Heart

An explorative lesson that stimulates language skills while aiding in the development of social and emotional awareness.


Using Keith Haring's book, TEN as a starting point, children will learn to quantify and visually depict numbers.


Similar to the book, I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE TO SLEEP, containing children's responses to Haring's work, students are encouraged to look at Haring's work, and create their own stories.


Inspired by work Haring explored throughout his life, this project asks students to photograph one another and reflect upon what they see both externally and internally.

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