Project: 1. Introduce students to the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, who was very imaginative and created many artworks based on simple organic shapes which were often symbolic of people, animals, and images in nature. Show some of his paintings and discuss his style.
What colors does he use? What shapes did he use? How do his paintings make you feel?
Why do you think he liked to paint in this style? Do you think these shapes are meant to symbolize real images? 2.
Within the window of the KidsArt Fairs Paper, have students create a pencil drawing of fantasy figures in an imaginative environment inspired by the work of Miró. 3. Ask students to consider specific symbols used by Miró in his fantasy art and replicate these motifs within their fantasy drawing.
4. Instruct students to create a gradient watercolor wash background using colors of their choice over the entire paper. (Pencil drawing will show through the transparent wash).
5. Now students paint their figures using watercolors, layering transparent washes and implementing some opaque areas and shapes. Materials: (see recommendations on next page) " KidsArt Fairs paper " Pencil " Watercolors " Glitter glue " Fine tip markers " Liquid metal markers Objective: Students will ... more. less.
demonstrate the ability to organize knowledge and ideas for the expression and production of art.<br><br> Students will identify the sources for art expres- sion and describe the processes artists use in developing their ideas. Purpose: Students will compare and contrast artworks of realism with artworks depicting fantasy. Students will analyze the applica- tion of color in watercolor tech- niques.<br><br> Students will create a work of fantasy art in the style of Miró. Students will create a title and a narrative inspried by their artwork. Project Author: Jane Stricker " Sponsor: Sargent Art " Grades: 3-4 Time: Two to three lessons, 45 minutes each Art Project Plan Artist Bio: Joan Miró (1893 3 1983) was a Spanish painter whose paintings often contain images of playfully distorted animal forms and twisted organic shapes.<br><br> He used flat neutral backgrounds and a limited number of bright colors 3 red, yellow, green, and black. He alternated organic shapes with sharply drawn lines, spots, and circles. He is one of the most original painters of the 20th century.<br><br> See www.abcgallery.com. Fantasy with Miró Project continued: 6. Have students use classic fine tip markers and/or glitter glue to outline figures and add details to their art.<br><br> 7. Encourage students to title their artwork and write a short narrative about their imagery. 8.<br><br> When projects are complete, have each artist sign their work in the lower right-hand corner. Use the Signature Template as a guide to position the signature where it will be visible when framed. 9.<br><br> In small groups, students show their paintings to classmates and ask each other questions about the project. Sargent Art Recommended Materials: 22-1908 Sargent Glitter Glue 22-8423 Watercolors 22-1540 Classic Fine Tip Markers 22-1506 Liquid Metal Markers Applicable National Standards for Visual Arts Grades K-4: Content Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes Content Standard 4: Understanding the visual art in relation to history and culture Content Standard 5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others Teacher- Prepared Sample Artwork in KidsArt Fairs Gallery-Style Frame Page 2 Art Project Plan www.sargentart.com/sa/wherebuy.asp F085 Fantasy with Miró