Abstract Expressionism & 360° Escape Room Decoding Jackson Pollock BUNDLE

Abstract Expressionism & 360° Escape Room Decoding Jackson Pollock BUNDLE

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Engage your students in art history and art production like never before with this amazing Abstract Expressionist movement! This resource includes an abstract expressionism lesson and a 360° fully immersive digital escape room on Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner! This is an amazing way to introduce students to abstract art, American art, and abstract expressionism.

Abstract Expressionism Unit:

Students learn about the Abstract Expressionism movement in America and then create 4-6 thumbnail studies using the following abstract expressionists as inspiration: Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Willem De Kooning. They then use their favorite thumbnail to create a large piece of art. A great introduction to Acrylic Credit Card Scrape technique and Watercolor Wet on Wet technique.


  • 4 Page Lesson Plan with National Standards for grades 6-12; Big ideas, Essential questions, Goals and Objectives, Instructional Materials, Supplies and detailed process. Also included are Resource links and vocabulary.
  • 57 page editable powerpoint
  • Editable Word Student Self-Evaluation
  • Thumbnail Worksheet
  • Links to video examples of abstract expressionism and techniques
  • Examples of student thumbnails
  • Examples of final student artwork
  • Materials list

Decoding Jackson Pollock 360° Digital Escape Room:

This Jackson Pollock Escape room is a full 360° escape room that introduces your students to Pollock, Lee Krasner and the Abstract Expressionists. It is a fun and engaging way to teach art history in your classroom. The escape room is an imaginary 360° version of Pollock's studio. Students must solve 5 puzzles to break the enchantment of his painting "The Mural", in order to escape.


  • CLUE #1: Video of Pollock/Krasner studio and map clue
  • CLUE #2: Pollocks address book search
  • CLUE #3: Pollock biography video and quiz
  • CLUE #4: Hidden words in the drips and splatters of paint clue
  • CLUE #5: Cipher & maze clue
  • PLUS: Lee Krasner Mixed Media Art Prompt

Why play a digital escape room?

  • Great for introducing students to Jackson Pollock and his art
  • Create a piece of art in style of Lee Krasner Collages. (Create 3 pieces, tear/cut them up to create one unified piece of art.
  • Reinforces logic and reasoning skills
  • A TpT Easel Student Notes Sheet is included.
  • Teacher instructions with answer key is provided
  • Homepage website takes students through how to play and includes links to the digital notes sheet as well as the assignment sheet.
  • Promotes team building, cooperative learning, and deductive reasoning
  • Includes student digital worksheet for notes for use during the escape room.

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