LINE: what is a line
What kids of lines can you think of?
Do lines express emotion?
What happens to a line when it connects with another line?
Joan MIRO: 1893-1983
Spanish painter, sculpture
Would not commit to a certain art style
Associated with the surrealists
Born to the families of a goldsmith and watchmaker,
young Miró was drawn towards the arts community that was gathering in Montparnasse
1920 moved to Paris, France. He was influenced by the poets and writers,
he developed his unique style: organic forms and flattened picture planes drawn with a sharp line.
He would dream about his paintings
He would see the shapes on the ceiling
Look at Miros’ art work and talk about how he created it.
Step1: With a black marker connect a line to make a circle in the middle of your page
Step2 Black Marker connect a line to create a body for your circle
Step3: draw random lines for a background
Step4: draw random lines/shapes coming off your new person
Step5: using colored markers begin to fill in some of the shapes you have created
Step6: you can also draw more lines with your colored markers
White construction paper (12x18)cut in half (9x12)