Friday, May 17, 2013

Paint like Jackson Pollock

We're finishing up our unit on Jackson Pollock and so I planned a fun activity for our afternoon; splatter painting on the lawn!



As much as they all wanted to dive right into our Pollock painting activity, I made them sit and listen to the story we checked out of the library called Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists: Jackson Pollock and we watched a few quick videos about Jackson Pollock on YouTube to get a feel for his artwork and how he created it using his whole body and lots of tools.


 I set out three large pieces of paper in the yard and with many squirt bottles, brushes and cups of watered down paint; sticks, leaves, combs, toothbrushes, etc. & they finally set to work.

I had them put on bathing suits before we started and they jumped into the lake to wash off when we were done.

They had a ball!

And the masterpieces are quite neat.

 They all thought it was very freeing not to have to worry about drawing and painting precisely.  Ian, who's usually the first one done with art was the last one to finish up today.





Ian's finished piece
Evan's painting

Alec's finished painting

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