Monday, October 19, 2009
5th Grade Keith Haring Social Cause Posters
5th graders recently finished a project based on the work of Keith Haring. Haring is famous for his use of simplistic shapes and bold colors. Haring's work often dealt with important social causes or topics. Each 5th grade student completed a painting in the style of Keith Haring. Students picked a social cause that was important to them and based their work on their chosen topic. Recycling was a popular topic, but work was based on everything from anti-smoking and anti-war to one poster that encourages viewers to eat healthy food. The project was finished with a short writing project that each student completed in order to explain their artwork. These paintings are currently hanging in the art room hallway and will be up for the next couple of weeks.