Third grade students learned about the idea of abstraction for this unit. We looked at a variety of art prints depicting non-representational things, while students discussed the similarities between them and how this type of art is different from other types of art. After gaining an understanding of abstraction, each student got to work creating their own abstract drawing. We began with the concept of names and used the letters from our names to build an abstract design on a piece of paper. By repeating the letters various times overlapping across the page, students created an intricate and unique line design. They outlined this design with black marker and then chose either warm or cool colored markers to fill in the blank space on the paper.