Keith Haring Dancing People

3 days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.1 Engage in full iterative cycles of the artistic/creative process by problem seeking, exploring, making analytical, application, aesthetic, and design choices, before completion.

 

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements, organizational principles, patterns, relationships, techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies, tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

Objectives:

·         Students will create a “new and improved stick person” influenced by Keith Haring.

·         Students will learn and use line and pattern, showing movement, to create their artwork.

·         Students will learn about and study Keith Haring.

·         Students will be able to use their computer skills and create their own Keith Haring coloring page on a Keith Haring website (www.haringkids.com).

·         Students will create with and demonstrate how to properly use oil pastels.

Vocabulary Words:

Line, movement, pattern, oil pastels, Keith Haring

Preparation:

Have scissors, 12x18” black paper, and oil pastels ready for students to use (students may have to share oil pastels). Have enough copies for each student of Keith Haring’s biography (to read aloud in class and return).  

Materials and Resources:

·         example of Keith Haring’s Dancing Person

·         evaluation sheet

·         12x18” black construction paper

·         scissors

·         oil pastels

·         copies of Keith Haring’s biography

·         example of Keith Haring’s artwork

·         example of website coloring page

 

 

 

Motivation – Instruction:

  • Discuss and read about Keith Haring.
  • Teacher will demonstrate how to draw a “new and improved stick person.”
  • Teacher will show example of project and examples of Keith Haring’s artwork.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Discuss different types of lines, how they can make patterns and show movement.
  • Discuss how to use oil pastels properly.
Procedure:

Day 1:

  • Discuss and read about Keith Haring.
  • Teacher will show example of project and examples of Keith Haring’s artwork.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
·         Class will go to the computer lab and create their own Keith Haring coloring page on www.haringkids.com

Day 2:

  • Teacher will demonstrate how to draw a “new and improved stick person.”Students will then practice and draw their own “new and improved stick people” on rough draft paper.
  • Discuss different types of lines, how they can make patterns and show movement.
  • The black construction paper will be passed out after students finish their rough drafts.
  • Students will draw their Keith Haring people on the black construction paper (using the entire space provided) and then neatly cut out their person.
  • Discuss how to use oil pastels properly.
  • Students will begin designing their “new and improved stick people” with a variety of colors, small lines, and pattern.
Day 3:

·         Students will continue and finish designing their Keith Haring people. Once students are finished they may color their coloring page they made previously.

Resources:

Lesson adapted from Cheryl Gould