Dripping Paint (Action Painting)
Students observe the lines and shapes that make up an "action" painting. They explore the work of Jackson Pollock as they explore Abstract Expressionism and Action Painting. (This lesson is best done outside.)
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Jackson Pollock and Mixing Colors
Students discuss how Jackson Pollock always wanted to be an artist. They are told that Jackson Pollock called his paintings action paintings because it took a lot of action to make them, and because they have a lot of eye movement and...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Beyond First Impressions
Just like the colors and techniques used to create a vivid image, learners will use exceptional language to create vivid stories. They examine the techniques used to tell a visual story in the painting, Road to Santa Fe. They then use...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Dripping Paint [Action Painting]
Students create examples of American Abstract Expressionism after studying the art of Jackson Pollock in this Art lesson for all levels. It is suggested to work with small groups of students if this lesson is done with a younger class.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts