This is a great painting project which can be completed within an hour. I showed the children (aged 5 and 6 years) pictures of the paintings created by Joan Miró with a brief talk about him.
With a limited palette of blue, black, yellow and red paint, a big piece of paper, I spoke aloud a list of painting instructions, such as:- Paint 3 black circles in different sizes. Now paint a yellow line from one side of the paper to the other. Now paint a red line. Paint 2 ‘m’ shapes anyway round you like . Now paint a blue line.
The children loved the fact that their paintings were similar but not the same. They went on to paint their own ideas of a Surrealist picture.