If you need to cover the artist Jackson Pollock in class but can't bear the mess here are two options.
- Do it in the Summer and use squeezy bottles filled with water on the playground. It doesn't create colour just the difference in light and shade that damp ground creates.You could also use pots of water and old brushes to splash around. Be prepared for children to get a bit wet but at least not covered in paint. Although the water dries it is possible to photograph it while wet.
- A more interesting option, (which I also think is quite therapeutic for stressed adults too) is a website HERE . Just press and click to create a picture. I couldn't find a way to save the picture, (although there may be one) I could only save a link to the finished painting, but the page does print.
If you need a good book to use with children try Jackson Pollock from "The Getting to know the Worlds Greatest Artistists Series." This book provides an entertaining and humorous introduction to the famous artist, Jackson Pollock. Full-colour reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia''s clever illustrations and story line.'