Keith Haring Inspired People

second grade

Keith Haring

Keith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1958. He loved art from an early age after he graduated from high school he studied at The Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh and then moved to New York City to study at The School of Visual Arts. Living in New York he began to use the city as his canvas making drawings in the subway!

Using Simple Lines and Shapes to Draw.

After learning about Keith Haring and discussing the forms, patterns and colors that he used the students tried their hands at making their own Haring figures. They started with a circle head and a stick figure body that showed movement. Next they traced around their stick figure and erased the lines they no longer needed. Lastly they added colors and patterns.