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Monday, April 7, 2014

Olivia the Pig and the Artist Jackson Pollock

We are reading "Olivia" this week by Ian Falconer.  The theme of the week is "Express Yourself".    Olivia visits an art gallery and just doesn't get this painting by Jackson Pollock.  We watched a film about how Jackson painted this type of "action" painting.  We practiced the technique before trying it with real paint.  We went out on our school lawn and made our own "masterpieces" as one of my students called them.
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Here is the video we watched of Jackson's style of painting.

If you want to have more fun learning about Olivia the pig go to Settle On In at
 http://settleonin.blogspot.com/2014/04/51-olivia.html .



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