Miro: Eastfield Primary School and The University of Northampton in partnership

Joan Miro, Figures at Night Guided by the Phosphorescent Tracks of Snails, 1940Joan Miro, Morning Star, 1940

Using one artists work to stimulate creative education can lead to innovative and inspiring outcomes. Working in collaboration with Eastfield Academy Nursery on project Miro I am becoming aware of the impact of collaboration on creative learning opportunities and the need to allow children the autonomy to personalise their own learning. Exploring one artists work in depth enables you to go on a learning journey with your pupils, you can find out and research new opportunties  across all areas of education, sharing the learning experience. This concept of journeys has inspired a creative week exploring Miro where Eastfield Academy and The University of Northampton are collaborating and allowing the Nursery children to immerse themselves in Miro. The outcomes are unknown and the creative journey will be shared with parents at the end of the week. Really exciting ideas have been developed just through staff collaboration around the idea, here is a short selection of activities that will be on offer:

The use of iPads to document Miro journeys- Nursery children as video directors

Meeting Miro

Exploration of journeys through Miro’s paintings

Creative activities inspired by fantasy spaces using Miro works as a stimulus- Miro dance, drawing and installation

Action painting- rolling, bouncing, dropping and twisting balls in paint to create movement in art

The collection of found objects to create sculptures exploring shape, form, tone and colour in the work of Miro

Explore project Miro and this blog for updates on our outcomes!