The purpose of this study is to review the effect of a “love”-themed interdisciplinary visual arts education in a primary school’s 5th grade class on the way students express the concept of “love” through different representations (drawing and verbal). A random pattern with a final test group had been used during the quantitative part of the mixed model study and a phenomenology pattern was used for the qualitative part. The practical part of the study was performed in a public middle school in Diyarbakır during the 2014-2015 academic year. The study group consisted of a total of 52 students, 26 from the experimental and 26 from the control group. Product evaluation form (holistic rubric) was used to collect quantitative data, and student drawings and worksheets were used to collect qualitative data. While a t-test was applied for the independent groups in the analysis of quantitative data, a content analysis was performed in the analysis of qualitative data. Based on the findings, the product evaluation averages of the experimental group in which the "love" theme was handled interdisciplinary were significantly different from the product evaluation averages of the control group in favour of the experimental group. Document analysis was applied to the drawings and worksheets of the experimental group students. As a result of the analysis, the themes were listed as values, nature, human, object, animal, living place, vehicle, from the most repeated to the least.
Visual arts education, interdisciplinary teaching, love, primary school.