First Place Winners of Imagine That's Anti-Bully Teamwork Contest:


Addie Overend, grade 9, Garden City Schools

Joey Hoffer, Grade 4, Manor Oaks School

Sanna Taylor, Grade 2, Hampton Street School

Pop Art Food Pillows

Outstanding art by Paula Dagen's daughters.

"My twins absolutely loved it!" -- Paula Dagen, Parent

Carrie's Painting

"The students and I love you! Where else can you create a Pollock inspired design and drip color on a cake?" -- Denise Klein, teacher, East Hampton High School

"Stunned and Startled" by Jessica Toner, age 8, published in Express Yourself!

A big thank you to Maura Burns who helped fasciliate the family drip painting workshops this summer.

Family works together to create drip painting

"It was a fabulous day! --Tamara Nemo




Celebrate African American history with art.

Mural inspires creative teamwork.

Incorporating school slogan and students' ideas, sketch for Lawrence MS mural designed Joyce Raimondo

Lawrence students brain storm ideas for their poster/murals using collage elements.


Inspired by Pollock and Krasner, students drip paint, -- then rip, cut, and collage shapes to express emotion and energy.




have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo

Art for The Retreat, Domestic Violence Shelter

May 15, 2014

Tags: domestic violence, community service, Pollock, volunteer

I have had the honor of working directly with mothers and children at The Retreat, a domestic violence shelter. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center has sponsored numerous drip painting workshops for families at the Retreat. As I painted with babies, children, teens, and mothers, I felt moved to offer more to the women (more…)

Celebrate local history through art

December 6, 2013

Tags: local history, East End, Long Island, Pollock, Krasner, DeKooning, East Hampton

Today I visited Ms. Klein's Life Skills Class at East Hampton High School to create a local history painting/collage. The in-school project followed the group's trip to Jackson Pollock's House and other cultural institutions in the Hamptons. Celebrating local history through art, we collaged pictures of world (more…)

What can children learn by dripping paint from sticks?

May 29, 2013

Tags: Pollock, abstract art, arts in education, painting, abstract expressionism, drip painting

Last week I had the honor of working with fifth graders at St. James Elementary School for a week-long program of drip painting inspired by Pollock. Beginning with discussions about how artists such as Picasso, Munch, and Pollock express feelings, children shared their ideas about what they see in art. I am always amazed (more…)

Paint the Storm

November 2, 2012

Tags: Riverhead High School, abstract expressionism, Pollock, drip painting, Hurricane Sandy, art education

Immediately after hurricane Sandy, I am visiting Riverhead Highschool to create drip paintings inspired by Pollock. The post hurricane offered an opportunity to discuss diversity of feelings and opinions -- as we all reacted differently to the storm and its disruption of our lives. Students created drip painted collages that expressed their personal reactions to the hurricane -- fear, (more…)