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Jackson Pollock Art for Kids

Learn about famous artist jackson pollock for kids with this fun art project! Kids will love the famous messy paintings made by this modern artists. What’s more – they will love creating their own jackson polluck art for kids with this fun project. Try this painting activity for kidsfrom kindergarten, preschool, pre-k, toddler to elementary age studnets in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.
Learn about famous artist jackson pollock for kids with this fun art project! Kids will love the famous messy paintings made by this modern artists. What's more - they will love creating their own jackson polluck art for kids with this fun project. Try this painting activity for kidsfrom kindergarten, preschool, pre-k, toddler to elementary age studnets in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. 

Jackson pollock for kids

I will admit, I am not very into abstract art. And in my head I am thinking – see even my  kids can make a painting just as good. But I want to expose my children to a wide variety or styles without interjecting my prejudices – so I kept those thoughts to myself =-) I do have to admit it was FUN  to flick and drip paint at our canvas – really fun!

Jackson Pollock Painting

Jackson Polluck Art for Kids

Jackson Pollock was an American painter and major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He is known for his unique style of painting – dripping! He liked to make LARGE canvases where he would drip or flick paint. Although figures and shapes are not present in his art, critics say there is a lot of expression and movement. If you are not familiar with his work here are a couple examples of his art:

art by Jackson Polluck 2
art by Jackson Polluck 3

First we read about Jackson Pollock:

   

Famous Artists for Kids

Then we got to paint like Pollock! I decided it would be best to set-up outside since the idea of paint being dripped and flicked sounded messy – that was a GOOD call! If you try this (and I highly recommend you do) please do it outside with washable paint!
Polluck's messy painting style belongs outside

Famous messy paintings

I set out our washable Crayola paint and a variety of brushes. They each had a large easel size sheet or paper to drop and flick on. Within a couple minutes Minnie decided she preferred traditional painting and went about painting in her own style.
Minnie preferred to use a paint brush

Goofy on the other hand really enjoyed this style. He actually developed his own style by throwing the brush at the paper. I love his creativity and spark!
pretty splatter pattern

After taking some time for Goofy to become familiar with the style and develop his own flair – I gave him a canvas to create on. He loves creating art on canvas – it is more permanent =-)

Goofy LOVED this painting stylesee the unique pattern
Here is his final piece of art. He not only enjoyed making the art, but surprised me by really liking the pictures of Pollock’s art too.
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Jackson Polluck Lapbook

We added Pollock to our  study of famous artists – a lapbook from Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler. We now use theses FREE Famous Artist Report Form along with whatever artist we are studying. It was more practical long term to fit more in, plus we were studying artists not included in the original lapbook.

famous artist lapbook

sample of famous artists report from Jackson Polluck

Grab our artist report to help kids write down what they learn about famous arists and add a picture of their art project to make a fun keepsake of their homeschool art appreciation class.

Teaching kids about famous artist Monet with this fun Monet art projects. This  easy-to-make tissue paper craft makes a beautiful Monet Art Project for Kids that will brighten up any room while helping to explore a famous artists for kids while having fun creating beautiful art, slowing down to appreciate the pretty things around us, and learning to express themselves too. This art projects for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.  Matisse Valentines Art Projects van gogh for kids

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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