Our boys swinging paint.

Year 2
Art in Action

Get messy by creating art in a whole new way. Roll marbles in paint, create a paint pendulum and swing paint onto the canvas. Become inspired by Jackson Pollack and his development of action art. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. We have enjoyed putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 4 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 1 video looking at the work of Jackson Pollack created to help inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art and Design & Technology.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Play Video = Download Video
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Activity One - Action Art

Activity 1
Action Art

  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
Activity Two - Rolling Marbles In Paint

Activity 2
Rolling Marbles In Paint

  • Paper / card
  • Poster paint
  • Baking tray
  • Marble(s)
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Activity Three - Paint Pendulum

Activity 3
Paint Pendulum

  • 2 Chairs
  • Broom
  • Roll of paper / canvas
  • Plastic bottle or paper cup
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Hole punch
  • Paint
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • DT1/1.4b explore and use mechanisms, in their products
Activity Four - Blowing Paint

Activity 4
Blowing Paint

  • Paper / card
  • Water colours
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Straw
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Symbols Key

    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Action Art
Activity 1
Action Art
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Ar1/1.4 about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
Downloads:
Activity Two - Rolling Marbles In Paint
Activity 2
Rolling Marbles In Paint
Practical Resources:
  • Paper / card
  • Poster paint
  • Baking tray
  • Marble(s)
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Downloads:
Activity Three - Paint Pendulum
Activity 3
Paint Pendulum
Practical Resources:
  • 2 Chairs
  • Broom
  • Roll of paper / canvas
  • Plastic bottle or paper cup
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Hole punch
  • Paint
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • DT1/1.4b explore and use mechanisms, in their products
Downloads:
Activity Four - Blowing Paint
Activity 4
Blowing Paint
Practical Resources:
  • Paper / card
  • Water colours
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Straw
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Downloads:

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