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 artwork
Keith Haring street art

If you enjoyed this exercise and Haring’s artworks, check out another amazing street artist Shepard Fairey


Worksheet pack that includes notes and fun activities. Ideal for art students and history students to learn more about the artist Keith Haring

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