Jackson Pollock Drip Painting

Your Destination: (objectives)

  • Recreate Pollock’s drip painting by replicating the direct, raw techniques that he used.

travel kit: (materials)

  • Wood/canvas, paint, paintbrush, pallet knife.

on the path

step 1

  • On your canvas, drip your first layer of paint. Take the pallet knife or brush and smooth some parts out.

step 2

  • Take your second color paint and repeat the first step.

step 3

  • Take your third color paint and drip your last layer on the canvas.

group tour (how larger class can be involved as group projects)

  • Look deeper into Pollock’s work. What abstract expressionism represents and how it changed the art world.

extend your journey

  • The students can create their own art pieces with their own subjects using the abstract expressionism style.

learn new vocabulary

  • Abstract expressionism

discover … : (website links)


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