Millenium Primary Plyboard Sheep

Team pattern painting.

On day 2 of the workshop one child confessed to having done an action painting when he got home. In that moment I appreciated one of the limitations of teaching action painting to 11 year olds. If they don't get it you've wasted their time, if they do get it and practice it teachers and parents are unlikely to get it and their endevours will go unappreciated, untill they arrive at art college since action painting appreciation is still largely a mystery. But 18 is quite late to arrive at this vital knowledge. I see this as a recurring issue and fundemental flaw in institutional education.

Assorted painting styles.