13 September 2006

Let your kid create a Pollock-like masterpiece

Stacey stumbled upon an artful diversion for her toddler:

my 2 year-old has been mr. water colors lately--so much so that we are running out of paper and paint. i directed him to www.jacksonpollock.org today and he loved it. (as did my 4 year old.) it was funny because when i tried it, all i got was black and white. jiro sat down and started clicking the mouse and hitting the keyboard and ended up with a multicolored masterpiece.

Reminds me of the scene in Olivia when she sees a Jackson Pollock painting in the museum and declares, "I could do that in about five minutes." Then, much to her mother's chagrin, she goes home and tries it on the wall.

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I've never seen that site before, but it made me chortle and giggle like nothing else! Thanks for the new addiction! Oh, yeah, I might get around to showing it to my kids, too.

yeah, seriously - *I* think it's cool - my kids are gonna flip. great idea for the toddlers and preschoolers who aren't quite ready for more advanced programs - very easy!

I remember discovering and having fun with this a while back:


But it never occurred to me to share it with my son. Perhaps when he has a little more manual dexterity...

My 3 year old has been playing on the computer for about a year now. He loves nick jr, noggin, disney, & sesame street. I recommend it for toddlers because they are easily navigated by him and also he loves the paint brush program on our computer.

Oh, I am so talented! This was an evil site to share; I'll never get anything else done!

Can we please fix the spelling? It's Pollock with an "o" not Pollack with an "a"!

If your kid creates a masterpiece like those of legendary Hollywood actor/producer/director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Three Days Of The Condor, They Shoot Horses Don't They), I would very much like to hear about it though.

Ambrose: thanks for catching my spelling mistake. Duh.

"Pollock-like" ... "masterpiece" ... cognitive dissonance.

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