Haring.symbol drawing activity

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Haring.symbol drawing activity

  1. 1. Keith Haring Symbol Drawing
  2. 3. Keith Haring in the Subway flash movie http://www.haringkids.com/art/subway/subway_swf.html
  3. 4. How does Keith Haring use LINE ?
  4. 5. What do you notice about the way these symbols are drawn?
  5. 6. Symbol Exercise <ul><li>Select one of these shapes or lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it, Change its Size, Repeat it, &/or Add to it to Create a NEW symbol . </li></ul>
  6. 7. Haring’s Artistic Influences
  7. 8. Haring’s Artistic Influences New York Subway Graffiti
  8. 9. Haring’s Artistic Influences Calligraphy
  9. 10. Haring’s Artistic Influences Artists Alechinsky – Dubuffet - Tobey
  10. 11. Semiotics <ul><li>Haring’s interest in symbols & calligraphy led to his investigation of SEMIOTICS. </li></ul><ul><li>Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Chinese Calligraphy <ul><li>Asian languages use characters as symbols to represent words. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Can you guess what word these characters represent?
  13. 15. Chinese Calligraphy <ul><li>Calligraphy means beautiful handwriting. </li></ul><ul><li>Calligraphic lines are used to create the characters. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Calligraphic Lines <ul><li>Calligraphic Lines are lines that go from thick to thin in one stroke . </li></ul>
  15. 17. Chinese Brush Painting & Calligraphy <ul><li>Choose at least 2 words that represent you and your personality. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice using calligraphic lines to create the characters. Work to recreate the way the lines change width in the same way . </li></ul>
  16. 18. Symbol Scroll <ul><li>Using watercolors, Chinese brush painting techniques, & calligraphic lines you will create an Asian inspired scroll that uncovers more about your identity. </li></ul>

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