Age/Grade | Elementary 1

Red and Blue

This collaborative project, inspired by a set of prints Haring made titled, RED AND BLUE, asks children to interpret classmates' abstract shapes and write or tell a story about them.

Pictures

Usually lessons take a class through a project, this lesson takes a class through reflection and display, a great complement to any activity.

Morphs

This lesson, similar to our Flip-Book lesson, is designed for children to explore movements and perform them as the different characters in Haring's work, emphasizing transitional poses and personal expression.

Drawing Movement

This local New York City school used Keith Haring's art to inspire a lesson on expressing movement in drawing.

Pop Art People

A lesson especially designed for younger children to help them understand body proportion and construction.

Heart Collage

A simple lesson designed for younger students. Perfect for Valentines or Mothers Day.

Add a Page to Love

Using Keith Haring's book, LOVE, as a stepping stone, students are asked to create their own page to express love while challenging their use of color.

Hip Hop Dance Cut-Outs

Emphasizing collaboration, this teacher brought in music that Keith Haring worked to when he was making art and helped her students create a mural using it as inspiration.

Big Hat People

Influenced by Keith Haring's book, BIG, this lesson explores clothing and the adjectives we use to describe and differentiate them.

Marbling a la Haring

Using the process of paper marbling, this teacher has found a way to help students deconstruct and compose their own abstract compositions.

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