Because we are jumping between time periods and countries, it is a good idea to review where, when, and which art movement Keith Haring worked in (America, 20th Century, Contemporary Art) and then compare it to Yayoi Kusama (Japan, 20th/21st century, Pop Art).
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Kusama-Inspired Circle Painting
Start by drawing circles of all sizes and colors with markers, crayons, oil pastels, water colors, etc. Add circle prints using paint and circular objects that can be used for stamping. Let dry. Add another layer of small circle stickers. If you have dots paints, add that as your final layer.
Questions to Discuss While You Work
Kusama covers all of her works in polka dots. Why do you think she uses dots in all her artwork?
Do you like her work? How does it compare to, say, Michelangelo? Is one better than the other? Is one harder to make than the other?
(click on link for YouTube recordings of the books being read aloud)
Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry by Fausto Gilberti