Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room
Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room
Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room
Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room
Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room
Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room

Decoding Jackson Pollock Digital Escape Room

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This Jackson Pollock Escape room is a full 360° escape room that introduces your students to Pollock, Krasner and the Abstract Expressionist. 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. Please click the test link below before purchasing this resource.


You and your students must have access to google drive in order to play this escape room. Now with digital student notes sheet and assignment sheet as a link within the homepage.

By clicking on the play button in the center of the gallery the digital escape room opens. Students start by looking for the red start button. This is the set up for the game and gives the students their first clue to solving the first lock. There are five clues and five locks in all.
  • 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
  • An editable Google student notes sheet is provided.
  • 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
  • Clues include; Video with Clue, Custom Google Map, Link to Pollock address book, Video on Abstract Expressionism, Alpha Code Quiz on Pollock, Hidden message in painting on floor, Maze and PigPen Cipher.
  • Includes student digital worksheet for notes for use during the escape room.
  • Great for e-learning, just post the link to your district platform and they're off to solve the mystery from home! Be sure that you and your student have access to the google drive before playing.
Digital Escape Room Tip for Teachers: Check your school's website filter before beginning the escape room. You will need access to:
  • Google Sites/Forms/Maps/Slides
  • Thinglink
  • YouTube
  • JigsawPlanet.com

Before purchasing, please check to make sure you and your students will be able to use these sites by clicking on the test website link above. It is your responsibility to make sure the links will work before purchasing. Feedback left for technical issues does not reflect the function of this escape room.

Questions and Answers:
Q: What is a digital escape room?
A: Students use a google homepage to read the rules and begin the escape room. Once inside they are immersed in a 360° version of Jacson Pollock's studio where they will solve clues to escape the spell his painting has cast on them. There is a digital locks form where they will enter the answers to each puzzle and a google slides sheet for them to take notes. The notes sheet can be turned into you via google.

Q: What will my students learn?
A: They will learn about Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism, Lee Krasner. Clues include watching a video about Pollock's studio and researching the paintings inspired by that environment, exploring abstract expressionists and matching one to Pollock's actual address book, de-coding a clue left in the floor of his studio, an alpha lock quiz on Pollock, and maze/pigpen cipher for the final clue. Extras are included in the escape!

Q: Is there a way to see the responses from the Google Form so that I can keep record all of the students that completed the Google Form?
A: Sharing the locks form with teachers doesn't work because it would not be embedded into the escape. However, students cannot continue to the next phase of the escape until the previous one is answered correctly. When students finish the final question and complete the escape there is a code word you can ask that they provide to you. There is also a digital notes sheet for students to complete.. (See below)

Q: Is there nudity within the escape room?
A: Good Question. Jackson Pollock was an abstract painter and there is no nudity associated directly with the escape.

Q: How do I assign and grade this?
A: You share the Google Site with your students via your district platform, then give them instructions to fill out the digital notes sheet (link in website), for you to see that they've completed the escape room. I've also included a new code phrase once all of the locks have been answered correctly. You can simply ask your students to give you that code phrase to prove they've completed the escape.

Q: I can't figure out one of the clues what should I do?
A: There is a full teacher answer key included with the resource. Each clue is detailed and there are even helpful website or hints that you can provide to students if they get stuck.

Q: What does this require?
A: Thinglink, Google Sites, YouTube, WordWall, EdPuzzle, and the Google Drive.

Q: Why is an escape room so effective for distance learning?
A: Because students can work through the escape room on their own from home and share their responses easily with you using the Google Digital Notes Sheet.

Q: Is there a print version of this Escape Room?
A: This resource is truly a digital resource, meant to be used via computer and the internet. There is no print version of the digital escape room, other than the worksheet if you are using in a classroom.

Q: Are there instructions?
A: Yes, there are teacher instructions that include the answers to all of the puzzles as well as instructions on how to assign. Student instructions are located within the escape room and on the google site. They will need to pay attention and read instructions closely to complete the famous artist escape room correctly!

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