Art project: Keith Haring

Art project: Keith Haring

Art Project

Keith Haring

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

History Lesson: Keith Haring (1958 – 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring’s work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City

You will need:

  • A3 Canvas Board
  • Pencil
  • Brushes
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Water jar with water
  • Apron
  • Game Sheet
  • Dice


  1. Take a blank page with a pencil to do your planning on. Roll the dice to build your “Keith Haring: character. Draw your character as you roll the dice to discover what it would look like.
  2. Once you have your character, draw it on your canvas panel.
  3. Now paint your character using bright solid colors.
  4. Do your black outlines last with a thin brush

Have fun! 


Keith Haring art. Use bright colors like Keith did. Keep your brush clean when you swop brushes. Paint over your colours again and again to get them nice and solid. Do your black outlines last!

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