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.