What is the Keith Haring project?

HaringKids.com is a fun and safe place for children, their parents and teachers to explore the incredible art and fascinating life of Keith Haring. The Keith Haring Foundation answers questions about Keith. You can read his bio. Learn his life story in his own words.

Is Keith Haring appropriate for school?

Haring’s work is simple yet provocative for children, so he seemed an appropriate artist to study in our summer school computer art program. We had three major goals related to state and national standards: To use art as inquiry to learn about a famous artist.

Is Keith Haring a pop artist?

Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. He became interested in art at a very early age spending time with his father producing creative drawings.

What did Keith Haring died of?

February 16, 1990
Keith Haring/Date of death

Why did Keith Haring create art?

Also drawn to the public and participatory nature of Christo’s work, in particular Running Fence, and by Andy Warhol’s unique fusion of art and life, Haring was determined to devote his career to creating a truly public art.

How is Keith Haring?

Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. Since his death, Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. The work of Keith Haring can be seen today in the exhibitions and collections of major museums around the world.

What to do with Keith Haring art for kids?

Let your kids or students explore pop art and graffiti like style with this Keith Haring art for kids project with step by step instructions and all of much information about the artist to include in your lesson. Keith Haring is an important artist to include in your lessons if you teach art to your kids, or a group of kids.

What kind of markers to use for Keith Haring art project?

As a teacher, I love this lesson because the set-up is easy and the kids need very little instruction. I pass out a container of PrismaColor or Crayola Markers and a sheet of 12″ x 15″ (or smaller if you wish) of white sulphite paper. Drawing the action figure looks easy, but it really helps the kids if you demonstrate some possibilities first.

When did Keith Haring start making Subway Art?

One of my all-time favorite projects with this group was our Keith Haring hallway project. Keith Haring lived from 1958-1990, and in that short time, he packed in his influence and left us as a Pop Art icon! Keith started making subway art and is known for his fast outline drawings with expressive line work – simple yet effective.

When did Keith Haring open his Pop Shop?

People became used to seeing his artwork and he called it his laboratory. His style of outlining became one that we instantly recognize today. He opened his own shop called the “POP shop” in 1986 where the walls were covered with his art and you could purchase merchandise with the iconic images on it.