Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Thursday, February 20, 2014

3rd Grade Keith Haring Group Project and Individual Collages

 Keith Haring is one of my favorite all-time artists.  Most of his artwork is kid friendly, and students love his kinetic figures.
We looked at many of his paintings in art class and talked about his use of movement.  We then learned about gesture drawings and proportion, and students drew several quick gesture drawings of me posing in different positions.  Students then traced around these gesture drawings to make them look more like a Haring figure.  They carefully cut out their best, and then traced that one onto construction paper.  The color scheme was complementary colors, and students randomly chose a complementary set.  Here students are cutting carefully around the figure to get that black edging.
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They turn out so energetic and colorful, and they look amazing all together.  Some classes' artwork will be displayed in April for Zilker's School-wide Art Show.

We also worked on a bigger group drawing that was displayed on February 6 at Family Night.  This is what the two panels looked like:

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