Monthly Archives: October 2013

8th grade Immortalizes Teacher in Giant Portrait

After many weeks and lots and lots (and lots) of squares, Mr. Adams’ 8th graders have pieced together a massive portrait of 6th Grade Teacher, Craig Shain, in the distinct style of artist Chuck Close. Close gained great fame for … Continue reading

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See the World through 5th grade Eyes

The fifth grade has finished painting the final layer on their three dimensional landscapes. The students looked at many pictures of natural landscapes from around the world and we made a list of every different kind of biome we could … Continue reading

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Seventh grade draws animal portraits

As an drawing study for an upcoming painting lesson, 7th grade students in Mr. Adams’ class spent several classes carefully observing photos of animals.  They concentrated first on the basic shapes that built the animal forms, then narrowed their drawing … Continue reading

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Masks from Another Coast

Seventh grade students looked at the distinct design style of the artwork from the Pacific Northwest region of North America. We talked about how coastal living affected the design styles and how the constant crashing of waves led PNW imagery … Continue reading

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5th graders Explore the world

Students in grade 5 are in the middle of a large landscape unit. The started by creating 3D sculptures of landscapes in clay (coming soon to a blog near you) and while those sculptures fired they draw their landscapes in … Continue reading

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First post of 2013!

Welcome back, Art fans! As we get rolling with another great year of art things are off to a great start.  5th graders are exploring the ups and downs of our world and the challenges of portraying deep spaces in … Continue reading

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