1. Students will discuss the Olympic events in Sochi, Russia. Conversation will be led into the competition, and then students will brainstorm a list of the Winter Olympic Events.
2. After this list has been created it is time to delve into the art history and the work of Keith Haring.
Note: While Keith Haring does make very kid friendly images, his work does go into adult themes and concepts as he was inspired by sexuality and his fear and struggles with AIDS. It is recommended to google the images ahead of time as the artwork can be too mature for young eyes.
3. Students are then encouraged to pick one Olympic winter event and to do a Haring inspired drawing. Encourage simple figures, as many of Haring’s works had very little detail.
4. The teacher should instruct the students to draw a border to ‘frame’ their piece of work much in the way Haring did. Students should draw in pencil first, then outline with a black drawing tool.
5. Students can use various materials to color their pieces in. Encourage craftsmanship within the piece with neat coloring going within a similar grain. If this project is used with older students heightened importance should be placed on craftsmanship.