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Third Grade – Joan Miro Abstract Freeform Shape Designs

Third Grade – Joan Miro Abstract Freeform Shape Designs

Some of my favorite Joan Miro paintings are the ones with many shapes overlapping and creating new shapes.  We looked at several of his works of art that created some interesting shapes from layering.  To create our compositions, we drew two very large, loopy freeform shapes, (on brown banner paper cut to 17×17), with the goal to create other shapes. This lesson is a great transition between two larger lessons that take a few meeting times.  This one only takes 2 class times and is very productive! I have finished this project with painting in the shapes with colored tempera, (red, yellow, blue, green…. Miro colors) or have used chalk & oil pastels.  It just depends on my mood and what materials my students have already used.  Take a look…

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Finished with Chalk and Oil Pastels

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  • Emily Horvat
    Posted at 20:46h, 23 September Reply

    What did you tell the kids to do for this? Did you have them paint on paper bags?

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