MIRO WAX RESIST

Teacher: Leigh Kermizian

Title: Miro Watercolor Resist

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Brief History: Joan Miro was a Spanish painter and sculptor who produced vivid abstract and surrealistic works of art during much of the 1900’s. He was born on April 20, 1893, in Montroig, Spain.  He traveled to Paris, France in 1919 and became friends with many surrealist and abstract painters including Pablo Picasso, Andre Masson, and Max Ernst.

Standards:

9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of dance, music, theatre and visual arts

9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts

9.4 Aesthetic Response

Goals: Create a wax resist watercolor painting inspired by Joan Miro

Objectives:

Define Surrealism

Recognize shapes and colors found in painting by Miro

Produce similar shapes and colors using oil pastels

Requirements: Use oil pastels to create shapes inspired by Joan Miro and paint over with watercolors.

Resources/Visual Aids:

Prezi

Exemplar

Supplies/Materials:

Watercolor paper (at least 11×17)

Oil Pastels

Sponges

Watercolor paints

Brushes

Trays

Teacher Prep:

Prepare Prezi

Have supplies ready to distribute

Teaching:

Intro:

Define Surrealism

Show Prezi

What colors do you see?

Describe what you see.

Do you see animals, people?

Directions:

Use a black oil pastel to create shapes inspired by Miro.

Fill in some of the shapes using other colors.

Use a sponge to wet the paper.

Using watercolor paints, go over paper using a variety of colors,

Critique/evaluation/assessment:

Teacher will walk around evaluating students work.

If time permits, students can share work at end of class.

Extension:

Students will draw on their placemats.

Time budget:

Intro:15 minutes

Work time: 35 minutes

Discussion: 5 minutes

Clean up: 5 minutes

Vocabulary:

Surrealism: Artistic movement that captured dreamlike images

Realism: Representing an object accurately

Abstract: Non Representational art that focuses on the use of line, color, and forms.

Safety Concerns: None

Bibliography/References:

www.artlex.com

www.joanmiro.comphoto 1 (1)

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