Sunday, August 19, 2012

Smoovie of Action Painting

I read my mini's a couple of books on Jackson Pollock.  I thought we would give it his action paining a try ourselves.  I used the sidewalk chalk paint that I talked about in an earlier post (click here).  We splattered and tossed paint all over out sidewalk.  Fun summer activity.

The two books we read were Action Jackson, and The art Book For Children.  I think I'm going to do more 'mini' lesson because I do miss my elementary a bit, every now and again:) 

The app we used for the
video is called Smoovie 


  1. I did this with whole classes of 4th graders last year, crazy me! I also read Action Jackson but I didn't really care for it much. What did you think? Have you seen the movie Who the $#*@ is Jackson Pollock? (NOT for your minis) - it is about this female truck driver who buys a splatter painting at a yard sale for $5 and then finds out that it may have been painted by Pollock (thus the title). Interesting stuff.

  2. That looks like fun! What a great idea to do it with sidewalk paint.

  3. Wow, this looks like such fun! I think I'll store it away for an end-of-term activity. Great idea!! I'm be following you now with great interest... would love you to visit me at Dream Painters :)