Subject | Painting

Cut-Out Figures

Cut-Out Figures

Combining the standard early-childhood project of full size traced self-portraits and the work of Keith Haring, this lesson adds a refreshing variation to an old classic.

Keith Haring and Aborignal Art

Keith Haring and Aborignal Art

Inspired by both Haring's line and the artwork of the indigenous people of Australia, Aborigines, the students from this school in Texas created distinctly patterned portraits using markers and paint.

Pieces of Peace

Pieces of Peace

Middle School students from St. Petersburg, Florida, were asked to draw a picture inspired by the work of Keith Haring. The pictures represent world issues that affect their lives. The pictures were later combined to make a 6 foot painted puzzle, and put on display at the Florida Holocaust Museum.

Stop the Violence

Stop the Violence

Groups of students were given the task of creating a Haring-style painting that communicated a message about an important social issue.

Keith Haring Tables

Keith Haring Tables

Using the theme of "pressure", this class explored ways in which they experience and deal with social pressures in their everyday life and painting these images on to a large-scale table.

Haring In Motion Magnets

Students paint a Haring portrait in motion and then transfer the image onto a shrink film magnet.

How to Create A Mural

How to Create A Mural

Kids brainstorm ideas, make sketches, practice painting, and work together to paint this inspiring mural. This project was sent in by a very special program called FreeArts, developed to help abused children.

Haring Man Mural

One class' response to Haring's work after visiting our site, a full size figurative mural. The perfect project to build upon for individual children or a whole group.

Mural Project

Mural Project

Influenced by the exhibition of Keith Haring's work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, local children create their own full-scale mural, and donate it to a local church.

Creating a Cranimal

Creating a Cranimal

THIS LESSON USES THE NYC BLUEPRINT LEARNING STANDARDS.
Elementary students design their own mix and matched animals, using a lesson framework that emphasizes transformation.

This lesson accompanies the following additional lessons:
"Clay for Fun"
"Cranimals in 3D"
"Paper Sculpture Habitats"

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