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Found Between the Lines

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze the abstract work of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko as they explore the emotion behind their own work. They will utilize yarn and black paint to create an abstract work of art, and then delve in deeper to find a hidden picture or meaning.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko's artwork in small groups.

Students will discuss likes and dislikes as well as the feelings they get from artwork created by Pollock and Rothko.

Students will use yarn dipped in black paint to create an abstract gestural drawing.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate small group discussions about Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.
  • Guide students in discussing their likes and dislikes as well as their feelings about the work.
  • Demonstrate how to properly use the yarn in ink method.
  • Guide a sticky note critique with the class.

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Yarn
  • Black ink or diluted acrylic or tempera
  • 18" x 24" white paper
  • Choice of coloring supply: markers, colored pencils, etc.
  • Small cup
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape

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Steps

Discuss Artists

Discuss the different styles of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and how the artists express movement and their emotions using the biography handouts as a guide.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Jackson Pollock

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Artist Bio

Mark Rothko

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Reference

The Emotion of Color

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Critique

Sticky Note Critique

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