Ocean activities are an easy addition to your lesson plans any time of the year but especially when summertime rolls around. This mixed media fish craft is inspired by famous artist Jackson Pollock and his style of ‘action painting’ and abstract art! Ocean art and crafts are the perfect way to learn about creatures living in the ocean!
MIXED MEDIA FISH CRAFT FOR KIDS
Jackson Pollock was a famous American painter in the abstract expressionist movement. He is best known for his drip paintings.
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MIXED MEDIA ART
In visual art, ‘mixed media’ is an artwork in which more than one type of medium has been used. “Medium” means paint, crayons, clay, or anything from which art can be made.
Mixed Media is a term for combining two or more of these materials to create something new. For example, you can add sculpture to your painting, or use paint, crayon, and marker in the same piece.
Create your own mixed media masterpiece below with our ocean theme printables, and different art materials. Let’s get started!
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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!
POLLOCK FISH CRAFT
- Ocean Templates
- Acrylic paint
- Watercolor paint
- Plastic Wrap
- Zip top bags
STEP 1: Print the fish and ocean floor templates.
STEP 2: Use markers and watercolor paints to color your ocean floor template.
STEP 3: Squirt paints into zip top bags and snip off the corners of each bag.
STEP 4: Squeeze the bags of paint so that a small stream of color comes out. Paint your fish.
STEP 5: Place plastic wrap over your painted fish and gently press down to create a tie dye look. Lift plastic wrap and let dry.
STEP 6: Cut out your fish and glue to your ocean floor. Glue a bead eye for an added touch!
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FUN POLLOCK FISH CRAFT FOR KIDS
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