Thursday, October 8, 2009

Under the Influence-Week 4

I was a little nervous that the Jackson Pollock class wouldn't take up the entire hour. I didn't know if the kids would just splatter on some paint and be done. But I had nothing to worry about.

We started out the class talking about Pollock and looking at some of his pieces. We also viewed some images of him at work. The kids saw how he bent over unstretched canvas on the ground, while holding on to a big can of paint. I then did a mini demonstration, using a small art board, a cup of paint and a paintbrush. The kids developed their own style, some standing, some sitting, all finding their perfect splat. And they worked on their pictures for a long time, layering the colors and building texture. 

We put the titles on the back. I love when the kids come up with titles for their work like "Rainbow Spring," "The Colorful Craze" and "Circle of the Splat." Hope you like them!


  1. The one with the big pink blob made me giggle! They are really great though...I can tell they took their time, if not it would have been all smeared together.

  2. Oh this is right up my alley! :) I was soooo excited to see these beautiful creations. :)

    Love what you are doing, isn't it fun to teach young kids about successful artists and have them understand the process by participation!

    Have a great Day!

    Regards, T.