Monthly Archives: May 2013

8th Grade Metalurgy

8th graders completed some very detailed metal work using various tools to emboss into thin copper sheets.  This process, known as repousse, is a method of creating a relief sculpture in metal by pressing from one side, then pressing again … Continue reading

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Gargoyles

Seventh grade students finished their intensive Medieval unit in Social Studies with various workshops.  One group made ceramic gargoyles.  Students thought about the reasons for gargoyles, such as reminding the largely illiterate population of the pitfalls of sin, and protecting them from … Continue reading

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An Iron, A Shoe, A Shell.

8th graders in Mr. Adams’ class have produced some beautiful drawings of a strange collection of objects.  The students first chose and arranged the objects, then looked only at contour (outline/edges).  Then they began incorporating different drawing techniques such as hatching, … Continue reading

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New 7th grade paintings featured at local supermarket

7th graders examined the work of Maine artist/illustraor Dahlov Ipcar.  After choosing an animal (that they previously drew in careful detail) the students simplified the shapes then divided the piece in a kaleidoscope style to add abstraction.  Like Ipcar, whose … Continue reading

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FMS Student takes on the Nation

CONRATULATIONS to 8th grader Joey Han whose “Doodle 4 Google” was selected to represent the state of Maine at the national level in in the internet giant’s logo design competition.  Joey’s design took several days to complete was blown up … Continue reading

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