Jump for Joy Cartooning!

Jump for Joy Cartooning! craft

Catch your friends on the move! Create cartoon-like drawings of each other in the style of Pop artist Keith Haring.

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    Keith Haring began his art career by drawing with chalk on blank boards in the New York City subway. He believed that art should be simple enough for everyone to understand and shouldn’t have deep hidden meanings. He also liked to use very simple drawings with thick outlines and colors inside them. Haring often drew with markers. If he made a mistake he just changed his idea, because erasable markers hadn’t been invented yet. Now, if you make a mistake, just erase!

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    On white paper, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to outline people in active positions—dance, jump, play "Statue." Take turns posing with or for your friends! Erase lines until you get poses that are compelling.

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    Look at your original drawings for ideas. Use Crayola Color Explosion™ Paper and Markers to create a collage of dancers and jumpers. The color is already there, so you can concentrate on outlining yourself and your friends!