Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Madness Journal Challenge #11

This week my son has been learning about famous artist at his preschool. Today, they are learning about Jackson Pollock, an American painter and major figure in the abstract expressionest movement. 

So, in honor of Jackson Pollock, let's open up our journals and create a piece of artwork all our own.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of space, two full pages side by side, don't worry if it means skipping a page in your journal.

Take out paint, markers, crayons, pencils, chalk, or any other art supplies you may have around the house. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Close your eyes if you want to, but scribble, splatter, smear, and draw abstract shapes on your pages.

Make sure when you're finished to leave the pages open until they are dry, especially if you used paint. (you may want to place wax paper beneath your sheets if using paint, otherwise the paint will go through paper and stick to other pages.)

Your own Jackson Pollock!

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