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 Creates Togetherness

September 1, 2013

Tags: art party, drip painting, families, Jackson Pollock

Today I joined Tamara Nemo's family for her mother's birthday with an art party. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and children gathered together to celebrate by dripping paint in the spirit of Jackson Pollock. Three generations came together to express their creativity. Even though everyone started with the same materials and technique - dripping tempera (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…)