This activity was inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock. Although I‘m not really a huge fan of his work, the children always love learning about/imitating his artistic style. This lesson is good for the end of year, and is an excellent excuse to take the art room outside. By the time May rolls around, my supply room is filled with bottles of paint that are nearly impossible to completely squeeze out the last of their contents (much like shampoo, ketchup, or any other squeezable bottle). This year, I decided to cut the bottles open and allow the kids to suck up the leftover paint into syringes. Each student then took turns squirting layer upon layer of paint onto canvas paper. This lesson was so much fun, and the finished products were amazing!
Additionally, I would like to give a shout out to Ms. McCormick-Dahm at Highcroft Drive Elementary school for donating the syringes which made this lesson possible!
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