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We are excited to introduce a new series of craft projects with our guest blogger, Sandra Meadows. Sandra works at the Whitney Museum and has a background in sculpture. She has a four year old son with her husband in Brooklyn and shares amazingly delicious and healthy recipes on her food blog, Meadows Cooks. You will find yummy dishes like these Single Serve Kale Frittatas, or simple Whole Wheat Rolls, and even a Mediterranean Butternut Squash and Sorghum Salad. Let the inspiration begin!

When Anna asked me to do a guest post on her blog I was so excited. I did this art lesson for my son's Pre-K class and thought it would be perfect for the Goose Grease Shop blog. The lesson is on Jackson Pollock and I had the class make Pollock-like "paintings" with glue and yarn. It was super easy and the kids had a great time. Above is a photo of a finished Pollock painting called Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1950 - from the Museum of Modern Art. Showing a sample of the painter's work will get your child going with plenty of ideas for his own work.

What you'll need: Heavy paper stock, like Bristol Mod Podge or Elmer's Glue A thick brush Various lengths of different colored yarn
First get all your supplies ready. You'll want to place the yarn on the paper before the glue dries. Second, paint the entire surface of one side of paper with the glue.

Finally, place the paper on the ground and throw the yarn onto the paper, to mimic how Jackson Pollock painted, standing over his canvas. Place the painting on a flat surface until completely dry. You may need to pat the yarn down to get it to stick well. Here you can see Jackson Pollock painting Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1950.

Have fun learning and teaching your child about Jackson Pollock! *All photos by Sandra Meadows of Meadows Cooks. *Images of Jackson Pollock and his works were taken from The Art Book For Children: White Book published by Phaidon, 2005.

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