3rd grade students studied Jackson Pollock and learned about abstract expressionism. We discussed his drip paintings using body movement. Students also watched a video on how he made his abstract drip paintings. As a class we talked about how liberating and expressive his art is. We talked about how space is being occupied when he is painting. As a result, we made our own inspired drip paintings expressing ourselves through movement in our arms and how texture is created within the lines. There was also music in the background to calm our mind and stay focused in our abstract painting. Students used different hand techniques to create their own placement of the paint. After our abstract expressionist drip paintings were dried, we looked for objects that we unconsciously made with the ambiguous lines and outlined it in black oil pastels.

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