When you introduce Keith Haring to your students,
you need to screen the books, websites or Powerpoints that you find
at your finger tips. Not all of his art is school appropriate. If
your students are interested in Haring's art, they'll find the other
art without your help.
I like to have students strike athletic poses
in the classroom. As many as want to take a turn, take turns as the
model. The rest of the class tries to break down the pose to very
simple lines. Forget about fingers, hair, or any other details. You're
only looking for the pose in about ten lines.
After this practice, students find research
of a figure in action. Just as Haring, they break the pose down to
simple shapes. When the sketch is finished, paint with tempera paint
and then outline with a bold black marker when it dries.