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have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo

Art Creates Togetherness

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  Read More 
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What can children learn by dripping paint from sticks?

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  Read More 
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Paint the Storm

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,  Read More 
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