Year 4 has been learning about the life and work of American artist, Jackson Pollock. Boys were mesmerised by his Abstract Expressionist pieces created in his unique style of Action Painting. Pollock’s work is non-representational, meaning it didn’t look like anything. Instead, he tried to show emotions, like happiness or anger, in the expressive marks that he made in his paintings. Boys were intrigued by the unusual materials that he used such as house paint, sticks, spoons, sand and glass to create his pieces, they then had the opportunity to emulate his technique by dripping, pouring and flicking paint to complete their mixed media projects.
Mrs Hryschuk – Head of Art