Second Grade students discussed movement by looking at the art of Kieth Haring. The class paid close attention to how Haring liked to draw his figures in a variety of positions. We discussed how the artist was very inspired by hip hop music and the break dancers he would see on the street. As a result, he tried to include these feelings and movements in a lot of his work.
After viewing and discussing some of Haring's art students explored how the artist could have been inspired by music and dance by doing a little dancing themselves! Students listened to James Brown and danced around the room freezing in position when the music stopped. Each table then traced one of their classmateds on large paper using their "frozen" positions as inspiration.