to Online Art School
(in the classroom without
is a website that lets you create artwork in the style of Jackson
Pollock without having to even get out any paint.
Introduction: 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 days.
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
Take screen dumps of the online work and post it to a student
- Have 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?
- Visit 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