AVIC (Art Volunteer in the Classroom) formerly known as Picture Lady. Also known as Meet the Masters, Picture People, Art Outreach, Gallery Greats, Art Masterpiece Program, Art To Go, Art Smart, Art To Grow On, Class Act Art, Art Enrichment in the Classroom, etc.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jackson Pollock in the Classroom

Here's a fantastic blog post from last week by my fellow INK: Interesting Nonfiction for Kids mate,  Jan Greenberg. My favorite art appreciation presentations have been when I read a book to a class, followed by a discussion about the artist, his or her art, and the book... and the author. At first I was surprised that reading an art-related picture book worked for all class grades. Kindergartners to Fifth Graders listened intently, asked insightful questions, and all participated in an exciting discussion about the artist. Guess what's what makes a well-written picture book.

Action Jackson in the Classroom
Jan's discussion questions work well for discussing any artwork.
Action Jackson
by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.
Roaring Brook Press 2002

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