Joan Miro was a Spanish artist, born in 1893. Miro’s came from a creative family. His father was an artisan, working as a watchmaker and goldsmith. Miro was influenced by Fauvism and Cubism, and the artists Cezanne and Van Gogh, he began his career by painting figures, landscapes and portraits.
Miro worked across several studio areas, including painting, sculpture, drawing and ceramics. His work contains bright colours, symbols and a wonderful use of line. This unit of work gives students the opportunity to engage with different materials and processes and build confidence in art making.
The art activities in this unit of work will cover painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles.
Suitable for Victorian Curriculum Levels: F – 6
Kylie began her professional career working on special exhibitions at the NGV including the Van Gogh, Brett Whitely and Matisse exhibitions. Her passion for people, art and culture saw her become a dedicated traveller. For over ten years she balanced working as a secondary art teacher, travelling and working in galleries. During this time Kylie worked for the TATE Gallery in London on several major shows, including the Mondrian and Turner shows.
Kylie now balances her time between teaching, making art and working as a consultant for Zart. She is currently working on a new Zart Online Professional Learning Series and travels internationally to present Professional learning workshops.
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Joan Miro – Online Learning Module 1:Primary Colour Exploration
Using Miro as inspiration, experiment with image construction and create a paper collage exploring colour, line and shape.
Joan Miro – Online Learning Module 2: Shapes and Symbols
Students will use a variety of materials to create a free standing sculpture. Explore line, shape, colour and Miro’s use of symbols in an activity that combines both 2D/3D elements.
Joan Miro – Online Learning Module 3: Miro Sculptures
Using Miro’s work as a starting point, students will explore simple construction and modelling techniques to create a 3 dimensional response focused on shapes and symbols.
Joan Miro – Online Learning Module 4: Clay Creatures
Using photographs and drawings as a starting point, students will explore simple construction and modelling techniques to create a 3 dimensional response inspired by Miro’s use of shapes and symbols.
Joan Miro – Online Learning Module 5: Abstract Textiles
Explore the technique of dry felting and develop a soft sculpture response to Miro’s work.