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Make an Action Painting | Art Activity

Make an Action Painting

Make an Action Painting Instructions

Title: Make an Action Painting 

Overview: A painting activity that promotes well-being and joy through movement.

Themes: Health and well-being   

Artwork Photography Caption: © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi/ Photo by APF © 1960 Kazuo Shiraga

Age Range: 5 and above

Activity Timing: 30 minutes 

Materials: Large piece of paper, assorted coloured paints, water container, protective plastic cover for floor, tissues or wet wipes

Thinking Questions:

• What do you see? 

• How does the painting make you feel? 

• How do you think the artist made the painting?


1- Place the protective plastic on the floor. Place the paper on top of the cover and attach with tape, so it does not move

2- Select your paints and drizzle small amounts over the paper

3- Walk over the paper. Observe what happens to the paint

4- Start to move the paint around the paper with your feet. Be careful, it can be slippery!

5- Continue to make different movements inspired by the artwork 

Step back, you have made an action painting!

• How did the paint feel on your feet?

• What colors did you use for the painting? Why?

• What type of movements did you make with your feet during the painting process?

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