Well, not really throwing the paint. Third graders have been exploring the action paintings of “Action Jackson” Pollock. They re-created his splatter style of painting using yarn dipped in paint.
This is one of the few projects that I repeat every year – the students are so excited to create this way, and I never get tired of seeing the results! Here’s one we did a couple of years ago: Action Jackson Portraits
This year we had some fun with our string prints by weaving the paintings after they were dry, and adding a string printed heart.
We discovered that it was easier to weave on the non-painted side of our work – easier to see our weaving pattern!
I can tell two facts about artist Jackson Pollock; I can identify non-objective art; I can create a quality finished art work using printing and weaving techniques.
Congratulations, Georgetown Artists – six more selections for our upcoming District Art Show!
Second Grade Aztec Masks
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My third graders have been having a little fun with hearts this week. After exploring the heart paintings created by American artist Jim Dine, they got to work on their own work of “heart”.
While Andrea Bocelli sang some beautiful Italian love songs, we painted Valentine’s Day inspired words with Q-tips to create our background. My normally chatty third graders were absolutely quiet as they concentrated on writing special words with their sticks. It was heaven for this art teacher!
While these were drying, we created a colorful heart to add on top. LOVE!
This project was inspired by this image by Michael Zayn that I saw on Pinterest: