A blog about teaching art in a middle school in New York City. Mrsteachart has been a visual arts teacher since 1996. This blog is a collection of lessons, ideas and stories from the art room. I have found , created and borrowed ideas from many places so Thank you and please feel free to use these ideas in your room. Create!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Keith Haring and social justice
I wanted to teach a lesson that bridges art and social justice. I decide to use Keith Haring's work and life as a way to introduce students to art as a political tool. At the beginning of this lesson each student read a biography about Haring's life and work. After each student read the biography they discussed his work in small groups. Then a reporter from each group shared their discussion with the class. The students then picked three possible topics for their paintings: