Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jackson Pollock Inspired Abstract Paintings

International Academy students created these watercolor abstract paintings. We first learned about the Abstract and Abstract Expressionist art movements. We talked about how artists started using the elements of art in a non-representational way to express emotions and feelings. Students painted a light wash in watercolor over the entire page. Next, we used straws to blow paint around the page to mimic the abstract line work of American Abstract painter Jackson Pollock. Last, students outlined the paint splatter to add to the contrast. 

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