This week we learned about Jackson Pollock and abstract expressionism.
Art Journals or Heavy Paper
Large Popsicle Sticks
We began by reading Action Jackson. I love using picture books as a gentle introduction to topics and the lives of important people. We briefly discussed how Pollock’s artwork made us feel and speculated on what he was feeling as he created it.
We then went outside to do the actual project. Paint-flinging is not an indoor project for us 🙂 We placed our journals on an old towel because the grass was a little wet. I then squirted some tempera paint into a small muffin tin and placed one popsicle stick in each color.
I went first and modeled a few different paint-flinging techniques, and then each of the kids took a turn.