Mystical Trees

Exploring Nature Through Mark Making

Lesson 2

Learning Activity 1

Let's take a closer look at this artwork.


What do you see?


What do you think is going on?


What does it make you wonder?

How do you think these marks are made?

Summertime  (1948)

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock is well known for his "drip paintings" where he would splatter, splash, and pour paint directly onto his canvas while it was flat on the ground. He uses brushes and other tools to make different marks. His art is energetic, messy and fun to make!

Let's find out how Jackson Pollock make his marks in the video below.


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Learning Activity 2

Mark Making

There are many different ways to make marks. Marks are different dots, lines, patterns and texture we make on a surface. Can you describe some of the marks shown here?

Art Challenge

Let's have a Mark Making Fest!

Round marks... wavy marks.. thin marks... thick marks...

How many different kinds of mark you can make?


20 minutes


- Drawing Paper

- Coloured Pencils

- Pencils

Start video from 0.42

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