Miro on Coffee Filters

If you’ve ever painted on a flat coffee filter, you’ll know how fun it is to watch the color seep and spread and grow. That’s what got me started with trying to find a fun new way for pre-K students practice drawing shapes. The fact that the end result looks a lot like Miro’s artwork is just a bonus. MATERIALS Round coffee filters Copy paper Old steam iron Black Sharpie markers, chisel tip Liquid … Read More

3D Miro Painting

Joan Miro was a Spanish painter who made very child like paintings. He often used some very simple shapes that students can easily imitate to make their own Surrealist painting. MATERIALS • Miro PDF Tutorial • Watercolor Paper • Bleeding tissue paper • Yarn • Black Sharpie • Crayons • White glue • Paint brush DIRECTIONS 1. Gather supplies. 2. Draw a simple figure, trace with marker and crayon. 3. Cut 2″ squares from tissue paper. … Read More

Paint like Miro

Joan Miro was a Spanish painter who made very child like paintings. He often used some very simple shapes that students can easily imitate to make their own Surrealist painting. MATERIALS • Miro PDF Tutorial • Watercolor Paper • Bleeding tissue paper • Yarn • Black Sharpie • Crayons • White glue • Paint brush DIRECTIONS 1. Gather supplies. 2. Draw a simple figure, trace with marker and crayon. 3. Cut 2″ squares from tissue paper. … Read More

Miro Journal Page

Joan Miro was a Spanish artist who was famous for using some very child-like doodles in his artwork. My students had fun mixing and matching them to come up with their own “Miro”. MATERIALS • Multimedia paper, cut o 6″ x 9″ • Black Sharpie marker • Crayons • Watercolor paint, I prefer the liquid paint DIRECTIONS 1. Show students several Miro paintings, and share with them a sheet of many elements that repeatedly … Read More

Miro Watercolor Painting

Joan Miro was a Spanish artist who developed a very whimsical style back in the 1930s. His painting called “People and Dog in Sun” is  fun to imitate by drawing stick figures, stars and circles.   MATERIALS Watercolor paper Black crayon Liquid watercolor paint   DIRECTIONS Draw one large stick figure in the middle of a sheet of watercolor paper, preferably in some action pose. Miro often repeated shapes in his work so add more shapes … Read More

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