Halloween is the perfect holiday for learning about art history.
Our first artist is Keith Haring. When we focus on art history, we explore an artist or art movements. When looking at artists, we learn more about their style, technique and the subjects of their work. We also learn about how the artist fits into a community, a movement or how their art captures a moment in history. Learn more about Keith Haring’s work at haring.com.
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In the video, to make our Haring Cats, we used geometric shapes, a bold black outline and bright colors, PLUS we learned a classic technique to enlarge our drawings!
I have also added some student work in the pictures below. As you can see, you can use all sorts of different silhouettes to complete your cats.
I’ll be back with more Halloween Art History during the month of October.
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In the meantime, here are some pictures of the process and some student work too!
Thanks for watching and keep creating!