Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Movement and Texture

3rd graders made these collages a few weeks ago. They were influenced by the work of Keith Haring and Bernard Stanley Hoyes. I had them use the same process to create the people as 4th graders used for their action people -- pipe cleaners and head/body pieces to equal a height of 6 to 7 heads.

The kids used texture boards and crayons to create textural areas which they cut out and glued under their people.

Students were encouraged to turn their bodies multiple ways before making a final placement decision. The goal was to generate the maximum feeling of "motion." I love the variety of positions!!


  1. Great project! It addresses so many areas in addition to body proportion. Beautifully displayed too :)

  2. What a great lesson in movement.
    Your students did a great job.

  3. I love this idea for teaching movement and Haring figures! Cool!

  4. I borrowed your shapes and pipe cleaner idea for my second grade class to draw dancing giraffes inspired by the book "Giraffes Can't Dance". It was a huge hit! They were so expressive and leaps and bounds better than the class that just free hand drew their giraffes.