25 March 2012

Jackson Pollock for children

Recently we were given a large canvas that was going to be thrown out. We covered the original painting with leftover emulsion and this weekend we created our own Jackson Pollock inspired painting. Before we started we tried out some Jackson Pollock style painting online at (which we discovered when it was recommended by Mama Smiles in her post Free Educational Computer Games for Kids). We also looked at images of Jackson Pollock and his art and watched this video.

Jackson Pollock 51, 1951 (excerpt)
Hans Namuth and Paul Falkenberg (directors)
Morton Feldman (composer)

Then we changed into old clothes and started painting.

This is what we made.

Jackson Pollock 1912-1956

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  1. The artistic flair is coming through, what a terrific painting! Mum and Dad

  2. I love it!!! Beautiful work, Sunnyboy!

    And thank you for linking to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  3. Stopping by from Show n Tell! LOVE your Pollack creation! We did 4 Days of Art a while back and made our own Pollack painting-- so fun!

  4. I LVOE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So fab! I am going to do a kids arts exploring the great artists and this will be a great addition!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  5. What a wonderful process! Hmmm... where am I going to get an old canvas?

  6. that turned out lovely, I really like the colours.
    All my son's paintings look like JAckson Polllock's at the moment but thats an age thing.

  7. Beautiful painting. Thank you for sharing.

  8. This is great! I love Jackson Pollack, and I'm sure my girl would enjoy creating something messy like this too. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Just lovely! (And outdoors is definitely the perfect place for some Jackson Pollock-esque painting!)
    Thanks for linking this up to the Outdoor Play Party!

  10. That is awesome and you could use the same method to try out lots of different style! That Canvas is huge...if you had kept it, you would have needed a massive wall!

    Thanks for linking to Family Frolics. :)

  11. Thanks for sharing this on It's Playtime. I love Jackson Pollock. His art is inspirational in teaching us that art is in the process, not the product and beauty can come from anything. Thank you for sharing the video. I can't wait to show my daughter, a budding artist.

  12. What a work of art, I love it and all from the safety of the garden. Do link to Country Kids with me too thanks

  13. How fun!! I love introducing kids to art. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a great week!

  14. What great fun! I found you thru the weekly kids co-op. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for Inspiring

  16. Looks like you had a whole load of fun!!

  17. Thank you for joining me on Country Kids with this lovely piece of art

  18. Thanks for sharing this with Look What We Did!