A famous artist inspired Valentine heart! This fun, Jackson Pollock splatter painting heart can be the perfect gift for your Valentine! It is a great way to create Valentine’s Day art with kiddos of all ages. Grab our free printable heart template below to get started!

SPLATTER PAINTING VALENTINES FOR KIDS

WHO IS JACKSON POLLOCK?

Jackson Pollock was an American artist who was known for his abstract expressionist paintings. He was born in 1912 in Cody, Wyoming, and grew up in Arizona and California. Pollock is best known for his drip paintings, in which he would drip, splatter, and pour paint onto canvas to create colorful, chaotic compositions.

Pollock was one of the leading figures of the abstract expressionist movement, which started in New York City in the 1940s. He believed that the process of creating art should allow him to
express his emotions and ideas directly on the canvas.

Create your own colorful piece of abstract Valentine’s art with our step-by-step instructions below.

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WHY STUDY FAMOUS ARTISTS?

Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.

It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.

Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own art work.

Why is learning about art from the past important?

  • Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
  • Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
  • Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
  • Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
  • Art history can inspire curiosity!

More Famous Artist-Inspired Valentine’s Art:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE ART PROJECT!

POLLOCK VALENTINE HEART

SUPPLIES:

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Print the heart template.

STEP 2: Use the heart template to cut out two hearts from cardboard.

STEP 3: Paint your hearts using the drip, pour, and splatter methods that Pollock loved!

Learn more about how to do splatter painting here!

STEP 4: Layer your smaller heart on top of the larger one and let them dry. The paint will stick them together for a 3 dimensional effect.

MORE FUN VALENTINES IDEAS FOR KIDS

Here are some great ideas for candy free Valentines!

COLORFUL POP ART VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS

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