Thursday, May 7, 2015

Keith Haring dance Party

Fifth Grade

Keith Haring Inspired

 Dance Party!

Fifth Graders are learning about gesture drawing (quick sketches used to capture the movement or position of a figure), and what better way to practice this, than by examining the work of 80s iconic pop art/graffiti artist, Keith Haring?!  Students learned about the short life and work of Keith Haring and identified the common characteristics of his work.  Then it was on to the freeze Dance Party complete with the 80’s music of Bananarama!  Students practiced gesture drawings of classmates and then transformed those sketches into Haring-ish figures to be used in this collaborative “Dance Party” piece.  I love the fun result!
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