Friday, March 26, 2010

1st Grade Miro Creatures

1st grade looked at art created by artist, Joan Miro. Together they came up with a story behing Miro's work, People and Dog in Sun.

They learned that Miro used images drawn by children and his imagination as inspiration for his own work.

Each student was asked to trace, with paint, their hands twice on a piece of paper so that they intersected. Each shape was then painted a different color and cut out. Studets had to mix up shapes until they could see an animal in the shapes. Then we added "juicy details" with markers to make the creatures come alive! Each student got the chance to "show and tell" some characteristics and abilities of each of their creatures.