Action Jackson Portraits

Third grade artists have been learning about the abstract work of “Action Jackson” Pollock.  We began by creating a background that resembled Jackson’s “thrown paint” pieces.  Our backgrounds were made by dipping string in paint and tapping the gooey string on the paper.  Lots of fun!

Action Jackson at work

Preparing the background for printing

Printing with string

Our portraits of Action Jackson are my third grader’s first attempt at drawing a realistic portrait, using drawing pencils and value shading with blending stumps.  My kiddos loved using the blending stumps and enjoyed creating a REAL portrait.

Completed  Action Jackson Pollock portraits.

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