Wednesday, March 11, 2009

3rd Grade-Keith Haring Figures

The 3rd grade students learned about the artist Keith Haring. He loved cartoons as a child and created many paintings with people in them. He only did the outline of the people and did not add any details. He started off doing black and white chalk drawings in the subways of New York. Later he began to create color in his paintings. He loved to add patterns using lines and shapes to create UNITY throughout his art. The students learned what a mural is and looked at many of the murals Keith Haring painted. We also studied the many different color groups: primary, secondary, warm, cool, complimentary and analogous. The students created four people in crazy positions and then were able to choose four of the color groups to use in each of their rectangles. Finally students were able to add patterns in their people and backgrounds.

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