In this unit, students researched and admired the work of Jackson Pollock. While focusing on the word communication, students learned about different ways of communicating, one of those being Jackson Pollock’s abstract art. By using similar methods such as; dripping, pouring, splattering and splotching paint, students individually and as a class created artworks inspired by the master artist. In their classrooms students continued learning about communication through their writing. By using various mediums, each student created art to represent the different parts of a sentence. These artworks were unique and specific for each student who made them. The final type of communication was through body percussion and vocals. This type of communication focused on the colors students saw in their paintings by creating different soundscapes. Students enjoyed every part of this unit throughout the creation process.
Supporting Documents: Communication using the Paintings of Jackson Pollock, Planning Template
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