Monthly Archives: June 2011

Van Gogh Style

6th graders have just finished their last project: a Van Gogh inspired self portrait painting.  They focused on contrasting colors and bold brush strokes, just like the great Impressionist.  No ears were harmed during the making of this project. Look … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grade 7 paintings

As the end of the year approaches, students are finishing the last touches on their paints, drawings and sculptures.  There will only be a few more posts this year so please enjoy these 7th grade paintings.  Students studied Henri Matisse … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MOTLEY IS HERE!

The 2011 volume of MOTLEY magazine is finished and available exclusively online at the link below.  The students at FMS have created some fabulous work all year long, both visual and written and deserve many kudos and accolades.  MOTLEY features … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

5th Grade Sculptures now up in UA wing!

5th graders were inspired by the found object sculptures of Maine artist Louise Nevelson.  The challenge was expressing emotions using abstract shapes and forms.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pacific Northwest Native Masks

7th graders studied the unique style of the Native people from the Pacific Northwest including the Haida, Tsim-shian, and Kwakiutl tribes.  These masks are based on native designs and represent north American animals.  Students focused on making their masks 3D … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WELLNESS DAY A GRAND SUCCESS!!

Students joined Mr. Adams on Wellness Day (facilitated by the Wellness PLT) to explore the power of art and emotional release.  We discussed the reasons for art, the importance of art to humanity as a whole, and the ways we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment