I have grown increasingly interested in abstract art over the last couple years, and I decided to explore some abstract art styles with my students over the last few weeks. To help keep enthusiasm levels up toward the end of the school year, we would do art instead of science every Friday morning. The students loved it and even asked on Thursday what we would be doing in art on Friday! Our last abstract art lesson combined everything we had learned with a ''final project'' in which the students painted using an abstract technique (blowing the paint using a straw, pouring, dripping, throwing, etc.) and then after it had dried, we added a word to each canvas that described the painting. The idea was to discuss how we can look at colors and textures and our brains make connections to concepts (words) that make sense, to something we can communicate. As you can see by the photos, we had tons of fun!