I felt like doing something abstract with her and thought about Jackson Pollock. He was a "human spinner" holding buckets of paint in his hands and spinning around on the canvas creating his works of art that way(you can give it a shot on a summer day on your back yard). Yesterday we did some less messy Pollock-inspired art using a salad spinner. It's fast and a lot of fun.
All you need is:
- a salad spinner
- non-toxic, washable tempera paint
- paper circles, cut to fit the bottom of your salad spinner( or paper plates if they fit)
Open your spinner and put the paper on the bottom. Splatter/pour/drip any kinds of paint of any color in any pattern or non pattern at all(how cool is that!). Then, put the top back on and spin it! Open it up - ta-da! Your art is ready. All it needs now is some time to dry.
And do you know the best thing about it? It never gets old because it comes out in a different way every time!
Here are some things that came out of our salad spinner. We did a couple of them using "fall" colors.
Here are some Jackson Pollock links you might find interesting:http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/pollock_jackson.html
http://www.manetas.com/pollock/ (Pollock interactive: create your own Pollock with a couple of mouse clicks)
http://www.jacksonpollock.com/email.shtml (very interesting about if there is a structure in his art)
I hope all of you will have a lot of fun with it. Unleash your inner Pollocks!