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This workshop explores surrealism through the work of Joan Miró and his contemporaries. As a young man in Paris in the early 1920s, Miró was drawn to the rebellious and antiwar sentiments expressed by artists associated with the Dada and surrealistmovements. Shocked by the violence and upheaval of World War I, many artists rejected conventional approaches to art and turned inward, seeking to tap the irrational and subliminal drives of the unconscious mind. Discover the creative processes the surrealists used to plumb the depths of dream, intuition, and chance.Unleash your creativity while enjoying surrealist games, fanciful writing techniques, and a sensory sketch inspired by Miró's drawing repertoire. Activities can be easily adapted to different subjects and used by students from elementary through high school grades.

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National Gallery of Art
East Building
4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20565

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