4th Grade recently finished a study of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. Each student made two paintings in the splatter style of Pollock. One used all warm colors and the other used all cool colors. This is one of the most nerve-racking projects that I do. You can only imagine having 24 4th graders splattering paint for two consecutive class meetings. I like to try to have each class compete to see which out of my four groups can be the least messy. Yeah, I like to keep my room clean. After the paintings are dry, they are cut in a specific way to allow strips from one painting to be woven into the other painting. This is an extremely successful project and the kids love it.