Meet the Masters :: Joan Miró
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems,
like notes that shape music.” ~ Joan Miró
is the third artist featured in Track C.
We initially skipped over him and moved ahead to study Rembrandt
, but ended up going back to complete this unit study last month as well.
We used the lesson for ages 10-Adult, and only my oldest four completed this particular unit study, while the youngest three continued reading a book they had been enjoying.
.: Master Artist Introduction :.
Joan Miró (“Juan” mee-ROE)
Spanish Painter (1893-1983)
Anything is possible in the dreamlike, imaginative world of Surrealist Miro! For this Spanish artist, feelings were more important than realism. His imagination gave him a magician’s touch of changing the nature, size, and meaning of whatever he came across in real life.
Art Activity Emphasis: Abstract, Surrealistic Shapes
Paper Cutouts and Markers
Vocabulary: Surrealism, Mood, Abstract, Shape, Overlap, Squiggle, Line, Foreground, Background, Contours, Still Life
.: Art Supplies :.
One 12″x18″ sheet of newsprint (placemat)
Three 6″ x 9″ pieces of construction paper in the following colors: 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow
One 12″ x 18″ sheet of white construction paper
Paper towelBlack Markers (extra-fine pointed tip) Red
or Blue (we used Blue or Yellow)
powdered tempera paint and Cotton balls (Sprinkle 3 small shakes on each sheet of newsprint at the appropriate time during the lesson.)
.: Practice Technique – Abstract Shapes, Overlapping Shapes and Lines, and Abstract Drawing :.
.: Art Project – Surrealistic Artwork :.
“Would you like to use your imagination even more and think up a title for your artwork?”
Charlie Brown Garage Sale by Captain
Stargazer – “A Mixture of Confusion and Madness” – by Ranger
In the Clouds by Twinkle Toes
Catch of the Day – “Peaceful and Exciting” – by Chiquita
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.