Keith Haring Lesson - Lettering- Names -Symbolism
- Dear Art Educators,
Jennifer Auble has shared a lesson with me she uses with 8th graders.
This is a good introductory lesson for my 8th graders. You could file it
under design, lettering, or the artist Keith Haring and Symbolism. I like
to start the trimester with this project because it helps me to learn their
names, learn about them while they brainstorm symbols/designs about
themselves, and it also shows me what level they are at in their drawing and
knowledge of art supplies. For those who struggle with symbolism, they can
do straight lettering and design an original tag made up only of creative
lettering. They enjoy learning about Keith Haring and the graffiti
discussion is always lively. We also hit on plagiarism and the importance
of originality in the final design. The principles are learned easily
because they have to incorporate them in the design and then tell me how
they emphasized the principles. The self evaluation is like a wrap up quiz
at the end of the project.
Principles of Design Tag Lesson - 8th art
Student self devaluation:
(Note - her tables didn't translate right into html - you may have to set up
a table yourself - but you can see what she had in mind).
Thanks Jennifer! I will get this on the site offically soon...but wanted to
share it as soon as possible with all. The formatting will all change when I
put it into Front Page.
This is what the "File for Sharing" is all about....Files are shared for all
art ed list members. Once I get all the work done, they are linked for "the
world". Files are not needed are removed from the site (but I keep them to
If you don't save the links or files - the pages will come up on the IAD
home page search (they will not come up if you search from my site).
Judy Decker - Ohio
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