Artichokes here, potatoes there!

"I think of my studio like a garden. Artichokes here, potatoes there . . . For the fruit to grow, you have to cut the leaves, at some point you have to prune." Joan Miró

Joan Miró walked through the gardens of Mont-roig del Camp looking at the fruit and vegetables the farmers were growing, and later painted his landscapes. In this project we discover gardens and their production, as well as their importance for our sustenance. Miró's artistic processes will be tools for learning and experimentation as we encourage student creativity.

The project is structured into three phases: before, during and after the visit. First, in the classroom, students will work with various artistic resources on the importance of agriculture, to understand the work of farmers and become familiarised with initiatives in ecological agriculture and urban farming. Afterwards, during the visit to the Fundació, we will see how Joan Miró expresses these criteria visually in his work, employing dynamics of observation, experimentation, play and movement. Then, once back in class, students will create an illustrated recipe-book using techniques commonly seen in Joan Miró's work.


  • Work on the importance of seasonal food in sustaining crop cycles.
  • Understand the environmental impact of our food on a global and local level.
  • Think about urban agriculture to learn to value the importance of the primary sector.
  • Stimulate creativity using the artistic techniques and processes of Joan Miró.


  • Recognition of different kinds of foods. Capacity to identity healthy, varied and sustainable eating.
  • Association of nutrition with growth, renewal and the maintenance of life.
  • Sensorial observation and exploration of features found in the natural, cultural and artistic environment, experiencing the sensations and emotions that give rise to them.
  • Experimentation with the visual and artistic qualities of materials belonging to the elements present in our surroundings: manipulation and transformation of materials, use of various materials and supports, and spatial and compositional intervention.
  • Individual and collective conception and composition of images and objects using materials and techniques for two and three-dimensional representation, composition of objects with balance in mind, and the use of visual rhythms.
  • Recognition of cultural, popular and traditional forms of expression. Interest in getting to know and dialoguing on the various cultural experiences of classmates.


The in-person session at the Fundació Joan Miró will last an hour and a quarter. Each school will decide how long the project will last in its own classrooms.


October 2022 - June 2023

Maximum group size

Two class groups per session


Grades 1, 2 and 3 of primary school


€100 group class


Activity in Catalan

Microproject: initial working session in the classroom, dynamic visit to the Fundació Joan Miró and artistic workshop in the classroom, led by the instructor.

The Fundació Joan Miró will offer training to participating instructors, with the aim of assisting them in the development of the micro-project itself and of all classroom experiences.