Fifth grade artists created a series of mini abstract paintings that they turned into an accordion book and added their own free verse poem to.
We talked about different styles of abstract art and each artist got to choose what materials and processes they used to apply their paint and designs.
Then they looked at their finished paintings and thought of a feeling or an experience that their artwork reminded them of. In their sketchbooks they wrote a free verse poem about the feeling/experience and then wrote it on their paintings. (Below are just some excerpts from their poems.)