Created by Phoenicia & Woodstock Primary Schools 3rd Grade Artists’, Phoenicia & Woodstock, NY
Title: What a Park Means to Me: Inspired by Artist Keith Haring
Teacher: Mrs. Weiss
Theme: What does a park mean to you?
Materials and techniques: Marker and acrylic paint on raw canvas.
Did you enjoy this project? Yes.
About: In order to incorporate our unit on cartooning, I decided to have my students create works using the style of Artist Keith Haring. They learned about the artist and his work and how his work was displayed in public places in order to send a message. We then discussed the National Parks, why they are important and why conservation of all parks is important. Then, using the theme, “What does a park mean to you?” students drew themselves in the style of Keith Haring doing what they love to do at the park. The overall message they came up with is to show that parks are an important place to get outside and spend time exercising and playing with friends, family and, of course, their pets.