Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Haring inspired school murals

      I started the year with a wonderful student teacher from UGA, Rachel Blair.  She did a gesture drawing Keith Haring style painting project with the 4th and 5th graders. While introducing Keith Haring, Rachel found a video from the 80's of Haring working on a mural with high school students. (It's quite amusing to see a professional artist try to instruct teenagers). We were so inspired by the process that we know we had to make some murals for the school.  Rachel drew these with black paint and then all of us painted patterns inside the shapes without the same color shapes touching. It was simple and really fun.  We painted quite a few shapes ourselves!  They are hanging outside the art and music room, the front entrance, and the cafeteria.