Welcome to the Art With Schmidt Elementary Art Blog! Here you'll find artwork from the students at Central and Hilltop Elementary Schools in Reading, Ohio. Check the links at the top of the page to browse by grade level, or stay on the home page to see what the whole school is working on. Enjoy!
5th graders were challenged with this project to draw an abstract picture of a word using only lines and color. First, we talked about how different colors could mean different things - like how blue could be a sad color or a hopeful color - and how the artist's use of line has an impact on interpretation. Scribbly lines have more energy than horizontal lines, for example. Then, the fifth graders were given a word (anything from happy to jealous to hot and more) that they had to draw an abstract picture of. Then, classes swapped artwork and interpreted the work of their peers, paying close attention to how the other fifth graders used line and color to show meaning. The kids' artwork was all very different and we had lots of meaningful conversation about how line and color work together in art. Take a look at some interesting examples!