Subject | Analysis and Theory

Introduction to Keith Haring

Introduction to Keith Haring

This interactive lesson helps inspire those students who seek to understand their world through music, dance, fashion and popular culture. A totally hip and fun project with extensive teacher notes to follow.

Everyday Objects as Art

Everyday Objects as Art

After examining "readymade" artwork by several influential 20th Century artists, these high school students created sculptures by painting on "everyday objects". Offering both an art history and an art-making component, this lesson allows students to analyze and synthesize the creative process for themselves.

The Sky

Students will create images of the sky that convey their moods and feelings.

The 1980s Series – Breakdancing

During the 1980s, music, dance, fashion, and art experienced a boom of energy and innovation. It was also during the 80s that Haring came into prominence and produced most of his signature work. This series of lessons seeks to explore the cultural and creative phenomenons of the 1980s for the youth of today. The Breakdancing lesson, in particular, allows students to translate Haring's celebrated images of dancing people into choreographed breakdancing routines.

Pop Shop 4 – Shopkeeping

Create and run a store to sell prints, pictures, tee shirts created in Pop Shop Lessons 1 - 3.

Many Chairs, One Table

Many Chairs, One Table

When a college student combines her studies in Art Education with a local high school, a large-scale sculptural work becomes the centerpiece.

Making Self-Portraits

A psychologically investigative examination and corresponding lesson dissect the purpose and meaning of self-portraiture.

Making Masks

Merging ancient and contemporary art, this lesson examines the significance of mask-making in the past and present. A great starting point to larger projects, or a fast exploration for the less patient.

Body Language Through Sculpture

Exploring gesture and movement using clay, this lesson was produced by a college student majoring in Art Education.

Sidewalk Justice

High School students from New York City take to the streets to express their opinions, both personal and political.

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