Final post of 2014

It has been a wonderful year of art including a new issue of Motley, a finalist in the international Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest, and student work to be featured in a local Maine food magazine. As the year ends I want to leave you with one last post showcasing the printmaking work as it spans the grades. 5th graders practiced the time-tested method of block printing, using styrofoam plates and flowers as their spring-time inspiration.

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The students in Mr. Adams’ 8th grade art class started with PhotoBooth to create a high contrast image of themselves. They printed 2 copies and made 2 stencils, reducing their images to just white and black.  After carefully cutting out each stencil, students used the silkscreen printing process to force colored ink through the screens with a squeegee, onto paper.

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These prints are inspired by the PopArt portrait work of 60s-80s era artist, Andy Warhol. While past classes have used 3 colors, due to time constraints this group only used two, but in many ways the results are even more striking.

Have a wonderful summer, look around, be inspired. Make art. See you in the fall.

-Simon Adams

FMS Art

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Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.
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