A Pollock Tutorial

A Pollock Tutorial photo

Students in Karen Kennely’s Studio in Art class at the high school supplemented their lessons in abstract expressionism by visiting the East Hampton home and studio of American painter Jackson Pollock.

During the trip, the students observed and analyzed Pollock’s furniture, rooms and the types of art he collected. They watched a video of Jackson painting, dripping and splattering a large canvas with cans of house paint. They also studied his original paint splashes in a former barn that served as his studio. In addition, they painted in a similar style outside on the lawn prior to enjoying a picnic on his property.

The visit to Pollock’s home provided students with a unique opportunity to study how one of the major figures in the abstract expressionist movement lived.