Page One Lesson Plan-Art Part One
Teacher- Mrs. Morlino
Grade Level- K-4
Actual Grade- 2nd Grade
Lesson Title- Joan Miro Math People
Time- 2-3 periods including PowerPoint presentations
Brief History Background-
In Joan Miro’s works, this is an excellent project to introduce the idea of
ABSTRACT art. It teaches the children that you don’t have to be able to draw
something realistically to come up with a great piece of art. Miro’s work lends
itself to math, looking at lines, organic, geometric shapes, and patterns concepts.
1) Students will learn about Joan Miro and Spain.
2) Students will identify the difference between a line and a shape.
3) Students will know the different shapes- circle, square, triangle e.t.c
4) Students will know the different lines- thin, thick, dark, light, curly, wavy,
straight, diagonal, zigzags, vertical, horizontal, broken, unbroken.
5) Students will know the difference of over the top and underneath and on
the bottom and overlapping and overlaying.
6) Students will create a person using specific shapes offered and use line
techniques to create arms and legs in the style of Miro.
7) Students will understand the term Surrealists and abstract.
8) Students will be able to identify the elements of art- color, line and shape.
To acknowledge the concept of Abstract art
To gain basic knowledge of artist Joan Miro
To understand what is the difference between a line and shape
To develop knowledge of different shapes and lines
To know an organic shape.
To know a geometric shape.
To produce a Joan Miro styled abstract shape/line character
incorporating all knowledge gained.
Interactive smart board-go to Miro official website
www.colorwithleo.com and have the children involved by personally
having them travel up to the board and interacting with questions
and puzzles relating to shapes, line and color.
PowerPoint -Show power point presentation with many of Miro’s
images both early and late. Also show movie clip and animation of
Music-Spanish guitar music via Pandora radio.
Internet-colorwithleo.com and YouTube videos embedded into PPP
relating to Miro artwork
X1 sheet of 12X18 white construction paper
X1 black marker
X1 selection of assorted color marker
Larger selection of shapes; shape and line quiz sheet; more detailed
PowerPoint on line and shape; different medium; Miro landscape instead of single
Utilize pre-tests to assess where individual students need to begin study of a given topic or unit.
Encourage thinking at various levels of Bloom's taxonomy.
Use a variety of instructional delivery methods to address different learning styles.
Break assignments into smaller, more manageable parts that include structured directions for
Choose broad instructional concepts and skills that lend themselves to understanding at various
levels of complexity.
Based on Process
Provide access to a variety of materials which target different learning preferences and reading
Develop activities that target auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.
Establish stations for inquiry-based, independent learning activities.
Create activities that vary in level of complexity and degree of abstract thinking required.
Use flexible grouping to group and regroup students based on factors including content, ability,
and assessment results.
Based on Product
Use a variety of assessment strategies, including performance-based and open-ended
Balance teacher-assigned and student-selected projects.
Offer students a choice of projects that reflect a variety of learning styles and interests.
Make assessment an ongoing, interactive process.
Refer to Part Two
Students should be enthusiastic and participate in all parts of the lesson.
Students should follow school and art room rules.
Apply principles and directions discussed.
Completion of the project in time allotted
‘The Art Lesson’ By Tommie DePaola
‘Seen ART?’ By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Line, shape, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zigzag, curly, broken, square,
circle, triangle, Miro, surrealism.
Elements of Art-
Line, shape, form, color, texture, space, value
Principles of Art-
Unity, harmony, balance, rhythm, contrast,
New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards-
1.1 The Creative Process 1.2 History of the Arts and Culture 1.3. Performance 1.4 Aesthetic Responses and Critique
D. Visual D. Visual Arts
8.1 Educational Technology
A. Technology Operations and Concepts
B. Critical Thinking-Problem Solving and Decision Making
C. Technology, Citizenship, Ethics, Society
D. Research and Information
E. Communication and Collaboration
F. Resources for Technological World
G. The Designed World
Grade K-2 inclusive
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Grade K-2 Inclusive- Technology-
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Math concepts, handwriting concepts, language arts concepts
Joan Miro Art Project
With the Miro lesson, I spoke about Miro's art in terms of shapes and lines. Explain the
difference. I like to draw a curvy line and ask them what it is. They say a line and they're right.
Then, I connect the curvy line so that it becomes a shape. This way the kids see how a line and a
shape differ. There are big oval heads or small triangle heads or wiggly, squishy round heads.
Draw all three and the kids can decide if they would like to copy or try their own version. Do the
same for the body, giving lots of options. Set out Crayola brand tip markers and black medium
tipped markers and let the kids draw. Since there are few large shapes to color, this lesson
doesn't take much time to complete, roughly around 40 minutes.
Mrs. Morlino’s 2nd Graders Artwork