After watching a couple videos about abstract impressionist painter Jackson Pollock, Abram Lansing students recently tried their hands at a technique he made famous: “drip” painting.
Over the course of a few days, every student in the school dripped and splashed paint on a massive canvas on the floor of McKenna Robinson’s art room.
“I think they like the freedom of it,” Robinson said. “There aren’t a lot of rules for an abstract painting.”
Pollock’s works were criticized by many, but he became one of the country’s most influential artists. Robinson says that’s an important lesson for her classes to learn.
“Sometimes they get down on themselves if a project isn’t turning out just right, but art is what you make it,” she said. “You define what art is.”
According to Robinson, school leaders are possibly eyeing one of the stairwells as an ideal spot to hang the vibrant painting.
“Somewhere with a lot of light,” she said.