Use Your Coloured Pencils · Apr 10, 2015

Marble Paintings In The Style of Jackson Pollock

This was a fun lesson I did at the end of the school year after discussing abstraction and the work of Jackson Pollock with my grade 4 students.
Divided into groups, students took turns placing a piece of paper in the bottom of a shallow cardboard box, dipping marbles into paint and then rolling the marbles around in various directions to create action paintings reminiscent of Jackson Pollock's work. This was a great process for the students as although they had some control over the painting it was difficult to predict the end result.

Jackson Pollock images on the Smartboard for inspiration.

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