Inspiration and Creativity Through Graffiti Art at FES

Target 3 Flexible Learning Environments – FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Step 2  – Develop opportunities for students to collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize in all learning settings.

Action Step 4 – Increase access to resources for all students using digital tools making learning more accessible for diverse learners.

FES Action Plan Digital Age Learning Culture Goal 5 – Teaching and Learning is designed to facilitate experiences that advance creativity and innovation in both face-to-face and digital environments.

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Keith Haring — Best Buddies

Fletcher Elementary School students in Mr. Guyette’s 5/6 art class  have been studying the work of graffiti and visual artist Keith Haring. Keith was an artist  who lived  in New York City in the 80’s where he was inspired by graffiti art.  Students started this project by using the proportions of the body to create their own “Keith Haring Person” with bendable parts.

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After creating their models, students used the app CINETEK HD to animate their “person” in a short video.  The videos demonstrated movement and allowed for students to be as creative and innovative as they wanted to be. This work was accomplished using iPads.

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As a culminating activity, students will connect their animations and set them to music and produce short videos to share. We can’t wait to see all of their creations!

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Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic. 
Keith Haring

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