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Digital Abstract Art Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Creating abstract art inspired by Jackson Pollock is fun for kids and adults alike. Using Miltos Manetas’ website, you can create unique and colorful designs without the mess that splattering acrylic paint might make!  

The website itself has no directions… in fact, it’s just a plain white screen when you arrive there. But as you move your cursor, streaks and blobs of color appear. Each time you stop and start again, the color will change. You can’t control what color is coming next, but that’s part of the fun!

You may notice there’s no option for saving or printing your art when you finish. But there is a way to save your creation, even though the website itself doesn’t give you a way to do that. You can simply take a picture of all or part of your computer screen using “screen shots” or “screen captures.”

In case you’ve never done this, it’s a great thing to know about! I use this function almost every day to do a variety of things…. once you start experimenting with it, the possibilities are endless!

Let’s say you just created some Jackson Pollock inspired art and you want to save it and share it with your friends. On a Mac, use the shortcut “Control + Shift + F + 4” and move the pointer to a corner of the area you want to capture. Then click and drag the pointer across the area you want and release the mouse button. Voila! You will find the picture you just took on your desktop. From there you can add it to your photos app, insert in an email, or use in a million other ways.

I don’t personally use a PC, so I’ll let you visit “How to Take a Screenshot on a PC” on Lifewire.com and they can tell you how!

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