Throughout this multi-step painting lesson the students will learn about the work of Keith Haring and how to trace each other in an action pose using the style of the artist. The students will also be able to understand the meaning of a mural.
Tempera Paints (red, blue, yellow, black)
Large White Paper
Pencils for tracing
As a warm up to this project, music was played while the students danced then stopped to see each other in various movement poses. After completing this several times, the students chose their favorite pose then with a partner, they traced each other onto white paper. Their figures were painted in their favorite color (red, blue or yellow) then cut out. As a group, we arranged all of the cut out figures on one large paper and glued them down. black paint was then used to outline each figure on the mural and Keith Harings trademark lines were added to show movement.