The trees speak to me

Barcelona World Sustainable Food Capital 2021

"When I see a tree, like a carob tree for example, I feel like it is speaking to me. It has eyes. You can talk to it". 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 crops and their production to work on the importance of food security and sovereignty for our diet. We will become aware of the consequences of our decisions and practices when it comes to food, so as to adopt consumer habits that are more respectful to our bodies, our immediate surroundings and the planet in general. 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 learn by means of various artistic resources that our decisions when it comes to food have consequences, so that we must learn to be more respectful to our own bodies and to our surroundings. After this, our visit to the Fundació will have as its goal the observation of how Miró expresses these criteria visually in his work. To do this we will do a visit to the galleries and courtyards, where we will see features that refer to the Mediterranean landscape and diet. Then, once back in the classroom, students will create an illustrated publication with various artistic techniques.

Goal

  • 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.

Objectives

  • Observation and identification of various features of our surroundings: materials, objects, animals, plants and landscapes.
  • Identification of plants in our nearby surroundings, using observable criteria.
  • Exploration of aspects of our surroundings on the basis of a relevant question, through cooperative activity.
  • Use of intuition, improvisation, fantasy and creativity, in observation and in listening as well as in creative artistic processes.
  • Experimentation with the visual and artistic qualities of the materials and with spatial and compositional intervention.

Type

Barcelona World Sustainable Food Capital 2021

Duration

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.

Dates

Fridays, October 2021 - June 2022, at 10 am

Maximum group size

Two class groups per session

Ages

Grades 4, 5 and 6 of primary school

Price

To be determinated

Remarks

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.

Reservations

September 2021

Send a request to educacio@fmirobcn.org