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.
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
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.
Watercolor paper (at least 11×17)
Have supplies ready to distribute
What colors do you see?
Describe what you see.
Do you see animals, people?
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,
Teacher will walk around evaluating students work.
If time permits, students can share work at end of class.
Students will draw on their placemats.
Work time: 35 minutes
Discussion: 5 minutes
Clean up: 5 minutes
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