Joan Miró Art Lesson

Art Projects and Curriculum

Embark on a colorful exploration of Joan Miró's artistry with our captivating art lesson plans designed for elementary students. Dive into Miró's whimsical world of surrealism, where vibrant colors and playful shapes come to life. Our engaging lesson plans delve into Miró's unique style, inspiring young artists to experiment with abstraction and express their creativity with joy and imagination.

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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, Activity & Projects for Elementary

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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I love MTM because it provides our kids with otherwise unavailable or limited art exposure. It gives them a chance to create and be inspired by amazing artists from different times in history, as well as within different mediums. Being a coordinator for MTM allows me the privilege of providing inspiration and creativity to kids just starting out on their educational journey- they never cease to amaze me with what they are able to express!

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Parent Coordinator, Antelope Hills Elementary School Murrieta, CA

More Artists on the Same Track

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All tracks include:

  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props

*Art supplies and teacher/volunteer training DVDs can be added to your order.