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By Brenda Whittle — Educational writer and former deputy headteacher (www.brendawhittle.co.uk)

Forget pretty pictures! Give children paper, paint and a place to create and just let them be spontaneous

American artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is well known for his large-scale ‘drip’ paintings in which he dripped, poured or splattered paint onto canvases on the floor. He was a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, belonging to the group of so-called ‘action painters’. Painting in this style liberates children and gives them freedom to just enjoy the painting experience, working spontaneously and without worrying about creating realistic images.

Splatter artwork

Splat attack: children will love painting in the style of Jackson Pollock!

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