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.

2 comments:

Katie Gonzalez said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love that they are combining something they care about with the Keith Haring's style to create their own unique expression. These look great, I hope they inspire change in the hearts of their viewers!

ERIC W. said...

wow not bad i loved the one about animal testing i can really tell the person who made t is a sweet heart. i was suprised at the craftsmanship, i think we have a futre artist her/his work really has a lot of meaning! THIS IS GREAT!