The first artist we studied this year was Jackson Pollock. I picked him because I couldn’t wait for Treyton to paint a Jackson Pollock splatter-style picture. Once I told Treyton that we were going to be making our own art he begged to do it – so we did it on the first day! Pollock’s style was considered action painting, because he had to move around a lot to paint. Treyton was totally into this. Pollock also painted very large murals, and although Treyton’s pieces were smaller, he did have to move around a lot to recreate it.
We did two different artist recreation pieces, one at the beginning, one at the end of our studies. One the second piece Treyton added even more of his own personality into his piece, which was really nice to see.
Books We Used:
Jackson Pollock (part of the “Getting the Know the World’s Greatest Artist” Series) by Mike Venezia
Various Jackson Pollock books to observe his works, not for reading.
Usborne The Children’s Book of Art by Rosie Dickins