A newly fallen blanket of snow, big fluffy snowflakes falling steadily through the air, and a favorite snowflake art project are perfect for a winter afternoon! Don’t have any snow, 80 degrees and sunny? No worries, you can still create a snowstorm at home or in the classroom with this fun and easy drip painting snowflake art. Simple winter art for kids inspired by famous artist, Jackson Pollock. We love simple winter activities for kids!
MAKE WINTER SNOWFLAKE ART WITH DRIP PAINTING
JACKSON POLLOCK – THE FATHER OF ACTION PAINTING
Famous artist, Jackson Pollock was often called the Father of Action Painting. Pollock had a special style of painting where he dripped paint onto large canvases on the floor.
This way of painting was called action painting because Pollock would move very quickly across the painting, pouring and splattering the paint in drips and in long, messy lines.
Sometimes he threw the paint onto the canvas – and some of his paintings still have footprints on them from when he stepped in the paint
Create your own fun and unique snowflake abstract art below with your own action painting techniques. 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 SNOWFLAKE ART ACTIVITY
- Snowflake printable
- Art paper
- Acrylic paint
STEP 1: Print out the snowflake template.
STEP 2: Cut out the snowflake design and place it on a piece of newspaper.
STEP 3: Use a paintbrush to splatter or drip your acrylic paint all over your snowflake. Shake the brush, drip the paint, splatter with your fingers. Make a fun mess all over your snowflake!
STEP 4: When your snowflake is dry, lift it off the newspaper and glue it to a clean piece of art paper or canvas.
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Celebrate the Winter season with themed art!
Everything you need is included. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!
Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Winter.
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Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!