I have found a new online love! And the kids love it too! Do you know who Jackson Pollock is? He was the artist who dripped and splattered paint and became famous for it.
I love finding easy and fun art projects for kids and I am always looking for new activities to keep my grandkids busy. So, when I was clicking through all the linkers from Wow Us Wednesday I came across the ArtClub blog. There are some really great art projects there for kids. I saw Jackson Pollock’s name under her Projects list and clicked through to see what she had there and came across this link (below). It is an online painting app and it is a blast! For those of you who don’t want to have the kids make a mess with real paint then you will love this!
When you go to this wonderful site, click at the top where it says ‘Enter JacksonPollock.org’ and immediately you are on a blank painting page. You move your cursor/mouse to splatter and drip the paint. Move it quickly for thin stringy lines or slowly for big splatters and drips. Left click your mouse to change colors. You can go on and on and on.....I don't think the paint ever stops coming. Limit your paintings to only a few colors or click again and agin for many. And, if you would like to save an extra special master piece, right click to print it out. However, I can just imagine all the printer ink you could go through!
I didn’t find a way to save the finished images to my computer so I took photos of them ;) I’m too cheap to use the ink it would take to print one unless it was framing quality! I can make a folder for each child on my computer to 'save' their art work in that I took a picture of so it's not lost; but I don't have to print each one out either. I had a lot of fun with it and only stopped painting because my hand starting cramping. All the images used here were made by me using this painting app. Oops! Didn’t get around to my ‘to do’ list again. Check it out, Jackson Pollock.org, you will love it too.
When was the last time you had fun just splattering paint freely?
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