3.23.2011

Art Class Day 8

*The art history lesson on Jackson Pollock and the instructions for the splatter painting were only available online for 48 hours.  If you are interested in your own personal copy of the entire class with pictures and instructions for all the projects plus bonus projects you can purchase my class PDFs.  To find out more click here.


Art History: Jackson Pollock






Now it is your turn to splatter paint like Jackson Pollock!

Paint Splatter: 





10 comments:

  1. paper help! I have tried all types of paper and they keep peeling, wrinkling, curling, e tc etc what is your advice on paper?
    Thanks

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  2. P.S. I have already had a few heart attacks along the way :O)

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  3. Yay! I love Jackson Pollack :) My boys are so excited to do this (and we'll have to do it inside on this rainy day, but we'll definitely be doing it again when the weather is sunny!) Thanks, Dani!

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  4. Thanks for your question Lynette. I personally can't stand painting on paper because it just warps. However, it is cheap and so we use it. I recommend going to Michaels and buying some professional multi-purpose art paper for painting with acrylics and watercolors. I personally like the Strathmore series. Also, if you tape the edges of your painting to the table or easle it will dry flat too!

    Dani

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  5. I have been following along all week and i cannot thank you enough for such wonderful and thoughtful projects. I am a stay at home mom who knows NOTHING about art but i want to expose my children to as much as I can!!! I just went and got our supplies. Can't wait to start....and learn right beside my kiddos!!!!

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  6. Dani - Thanks so much for posting the class - we have been trying to come up with home art projects that actually get the kids comfortable with concepts like color and line without it being a forced teaching moment and these are perfect. We are planning on doing one of the projects for a birthday party this summer and giving the PDFs of the class as favors (at 4 copies a pop, the PDFs are affordable and NOT made of plastic!) I appreciate your sharing it with us - finally a children's art site that is organized and approachable! Karen

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  7. Dani,

    Maybe you've covered this before - do you use a separate paint brush for each color? How do you keep your kids from mixing them all up every time?

    Also, since you're getting tons of comments, you might want to look at Disqus for comments. I can give you the high points if you'd like.

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  8. My girls and I are enjoying everyday! Thank you!

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  9. My son LOVED this, Thank U! I am also really enjoying diving back into art with them. I started my first painting in 6 years or so, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  10. Susan-

    Thank you for telling me about Disqus, I have been thinking that I needed to reformat my comments somehow so I am going to look for into Disqus. I appreciate it! Also, as for your question about whether my kids use a different paintbrush for each color..... I give them a couple paint brushes of different sizes and a jar of water for rinsing the brushes and paper towels for drying the brushes after rinsing them. The always just wash their brushes between switching colors. I am lucky that they have never had a problem with doing that, unlike some kids that don't care if they mix all the colors together. Good question!

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