First grade students studied the work of artist Joan Miro. We discussed the abstract nature of his work, and learned how abstract art doesn't try to look real but instead uses lines, shapes and colors to describe an idea. Students identified different symbols, lines and shapes that reminded them of the night sky while discussing Miro's constellation series. We also discussed how Miro is often described as a surrealist artist -since he tried to get in touch with his unconcious mind when he painted. Finally students created their own Miro inspired figure by playing a drawing game with a dice to roll their own Miro!