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Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Miro'Finale!

I wanted to do something above and beyond the usual Miro'-esque figures so I decided to use mixed media this time around. The students and I watched a couple of You Tube clips about Miro' that served to whet their appetite's about surrealism. I had them look at examples of Miro's symbols and figures. Then, each student drew a larger, detailed figure with smaller symbols and figures surrounding the big one. Student's colored their figures with oil pastel and then sprayed watercolor lightly in several places to create a misty, surreal quality. I really like the way they turned out!






19 comments:

Mrs. C said...

I love how they turned out! What a cool effect the water color made sprayed on the paper! Great idea! :)

Elizabeth - Dream Painters said...

I like the misty sprayed-on effect - a nice alternative to brushing on, and no brushes to clean up (yeah!)
:)Elizabeth

Laura said...

These are beautiful! Definitely a step-up from other Miro lessons I have come across

Phyl said...

Super-duper!! The second one is my favorite. Very Miro-esque!

Andrea Ream Ellwood said...

These are so awesome. Seriously!! I so enjoy Miro's work and I might have to do some of these with my daughter at home. What type of oil pastels did you use? I am waiting (impatiently) for the arrival of the Portfolio brand ones for me to use at home but I am curious if you know of better ones to use with kids. I am not opposed to letting my 4yo daughter use them but if there is something better to use I would love to use them instead.

ArtMuse said...

Love these! What grade are they?

Marcia said...

nice pictures!

by the way, I just answered your question about the plexiglass painting project on my blog.

Danielle said...

I love the watercolour spray effect. So much more interesting that many of the Miro projects I've seen!

Mr. R said...

I was trying to read your blog. Bit all I got was uuuuhh. And brrrrraaaaaaiiiiinnnnssss

Not much going on here.

1. Cardio.

Over and out.

Sharpies, paint, and paper! Oh my! said...

I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing such a great project idea!

Phyl said...

Thinking about you - how are you doing? Worrying about your health, toe amputations etc. are you doing OK?

tinyartroom said...

Beautiful!!! That is GREAT work!
Thanks for sharing! : )

http://tinyartroom.wordpress.com

dmasse said...

awesome work! how did you do the spray watercolor effect?

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

Amazing colorful results.
Yours students did a fantastic job.

Tisha Smith said...

Well you did it. I've been resisting buying the liquid watercolors for various reasons, but these Miro's w/ sprayed on watercolors are too awesome! Time to find all those little squirt bottles I have scattered among my classroom, home, studio, etc.
Thanks for sharing. I'll let you know when we try this one.
Best wishes to you in dealing w/ both your health issues and your parents. Glad your toe surgery went well:)
Tisha

gretchen buwalda said...

Excellent...have pinned. Thanks

Patty Palmer said...

So pretty! I think this is one of the nicest Miro projects I've seen. Your students did a lovely job.

doulagirl1 said...

What is spray water color....never heard of that. Do you mix water with tempra paints?

Mrs B said...

I do love your art ideas. We are going to be doing this Miro art this morning. Did some last year. This year it will be even better. Thank you so much for taking the time to post and put in instructions. I always feel inspired.