Lesson Plan

Chenille Stem Stitchery

The works of Spanish painter Joan Miro are used to inspire young artists to create their own colorful works of art using stitchery canvas and yarn. Kids draw their design on plastic canvas using erasable crayons and then stitch the design onto the panel.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have kids create additional stitchery panels for a fund raiser sale
  • Provide directions in small, distinct steps and leave a pause between each step so kids can complete the step
  • Be sure to discuss the tactile sensations they encounter during the art project
  • Project images of Miro's work as inspirational samples
Classroom Considerations
  • Modify the activity to fit your unique pupils and the safety skill your class is studying
  • The resource is the 12th in a series of 32 art projects designed for the special education classroom but appropriate for all learners
  • The packet includes background information on Joan Miro, a materials list, images of sample panels, and directions
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