Keith Haring, renown Pop artist, had the spotlight as our Artist of the Month for February! Keith Haring developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. This development of artistic skill at a young age was something that we wanted to share with our younger friends, who are beginning to develop their own artistic talent as they grow and learn. Though reading books about Haring’s life, displaying pictures of Haring’s work at eye level, and helping friends recognize the key elements of Haring’s style, we were able to interpret Haring’s work in every classroom. We wanted students to feel a connection to the artist they are studying at school, and with Haring’s easily recognizable shapes, bright colors, and repeated themes of movement, animals, and love, we were able to solidify an understanding of the artist and his body of work. Furthermore, we chose Haring because of the lessons that his work leaves us with: be open, care and act, find strength in number, and be inspired and be inspiring. These are lessons that we hope will stay with our friends for the rest of their lives, as they grow and learn more about the art and life of Keith Haring, an artist that made such an impact in the world.