is a website that lets you create artwork in the style of Jackson Pollock without
having to even get out any paint.
Have the students research Jackson Pollock and find out interesting facts
about his life. Many will be amazed at how much money his paintings go for these
Online: Visit http://www.jacksonpollock.org/
and have the students create their own artworks.
In the Classroom: I once covered my classroom floor in painters' dropsheets
and then strung paint tins with holes in the bottoms up between portable netball
goalposts to experiment with some of Jackson Pollocks painting methods. We produced
several large artworks over 2 metres high and 3 metres long. The children produced
the artworks in groups of six over a whole day. Heaps of fun was had, attitudes
to Art were challenged and great children's artwork was produced.
Take screen dumps of the online work and post it to a student blog.
children answer these questions - Is it really art? Why or Why Not? Do you think
the paintings are worth as much as people pay for them? Why or Why Not?
an Art Gallery and view his works in real life.
- Visit a Virtual
Art Gallery like this one to view some of Jackson Pollock's works.