Joan Miró

Art Projects and Curriculum

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Joan Miró (1893-1983)

Joan Miró was a Spanish Surrealist painter and sculptor. Born in 1893, he is best known for his playful and imaginative use of color, form, and line. Miró's works are characterized by their abstract, biomorphic shapes and their use of dream-like imagery. He was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement, and his works often convey a sense of playfulness and spontaneity.

Miró was also a master of several mediums, including oil paint, sculpture, and printmaking, and his works are widely recognized for their incredible beauty and innovative techniques. Today, Miró's works continue to be celebrated for their imaginative and captivating subject matter, and can be found in major museums around the world. He remains one of the most famous and beloved artists of the 20th century and continues to inspire new generations of artists and art lovers alike.

Joan Miró Art Lesson & Art Activity

Your student artists will enjoy learning about the dreamlike surreal style of Joan Miró. Using abstract shapes, the children challenge their imagination to change reality into a special world where anything is possible. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught

Shape, Line

Art Activity Emphasis

Surrealist Compositions with Fanciful Shapes

Vocabulary Learned

abstract, contours, line, mood, overlap, shape, space, still life, surrealism

Student Art Supplies

Tempera Paint, Markers, Cotton Balls
Art Lessons for Joan Miró

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

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Working as a volunteer with the Meet the Masters program at my son’s school this past year has been such a great experience. I believe art programs help children build confidence and instill a sense of wonder and curiosity that helps foster creativity. Meet the Masters is so wonderful because it gives young children a taste of art fundamentals while teaching them about the many styles and techniques of artists from around the world and from different time periods. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing each child in my son’s first grade class create their own unique masterpiece!

Online Elementary Art Curriculum
Kim Aish
Harbour View Elementary School, Huntington Beach, CA

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