zondag 26 augustus 2012

Turning around with Keith Haring

You need:
  1. drawing sheets 20 by 20 cm
  2. pencil
  3. markers
  4. coloured contruction paper 
  5. glue
I found this lesson on Pinterest, it's originally from DaVinci's Wings.
Show artwork of Keith Haring (1958-1990) and talk about the characteristics of his work:
people are drawn as in cartoons
thick black lines and contours
bright colors
• dashes indicate movement
Students draw figures in Keith Haring style. The sheet must be filled completely and also rotatably: the figures are not all the same way, but are crisscrossing the drawing. Furthermore, also figures on the edge of the sheet, to make the drawing more exciting (what happens beyond the edges?)
All figures have to be coloured with marker; choose just one colour. Outline with a black fineliner and then add motion dashes.
Paste work on construction paper that is the same color as the marker colour.

See also my other lessons about Keith Haring:
Artworks made by students of grade 4

maandag 13 augustus 2012

Back to school!

By a student of grade 6

You need:
  1. white drawing sheet A4 size
  2. colour pencils
  3. coloured paper for background
  4. glue
I saw this lesson first on Art Projects for kids as a lesson to celebrate a new year. This lesson can also be done at the start of a new school year: what do you expect of this new year? What do you want to learn? What sport would you like to practice and where will you spend you holiday?

Students draw a rectangle 1 cm from the edges. Divide this rectangle in several smaller ones. Draw things about a new year in school and colour with colour pencils.