Last week we studied Jackson Pollock for our Artist studies. My kids really enjoyed learning about him. They think his art work is a little funny.
This is the same as other Artist units we have done. We used the book Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists- Jackson Pollock, by Mike Venezia. We also use the World’s Greatest Artists curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler. It’s free & it’s great!
This time we also found a fun Jackson Pollock website. You can paint in splatters like him all with a click of a mouse. There is also an app that does the same thing in iTunes. We tried both out and had so much fun with them.
For our Jackson Pollock art project, we painted with eye droppers. I watered down the paint and the kids squeezed it up with the eye droppers and painted with it. It’s a pretty messy painting job- so wear smocks and cover your surface! It’s cold & snowy here or we would have done this one outside! Another fun out-door project related to Jackson Pollock is Splat Painting. We did this one a while back & my kids also had a blast.
I love this picture of my son. It’s when he figured out that he could suck the wet paint back up from the paper & mix the colors. Such excitement!!