Monthly Archives: October 2014

POP!

The latest in our flurry of work was created by 8th graders who reached back to the 60s for a new/old style of “selfie”.  After learning about Andy Warhol and the POP-Art movement, students started with a picture on their computer.  … Continue reading

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Animal Portraits

Like centuries (perhaps millennia considering the material) of artists before them, 7th graders are using charcoal to make their marks.  Using photographs of animals for their subjects (it is difficult to get animals to sit still long enough for portraiture) … Continue reading

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A Rainbow of High-Rises

We have a lot of new work ready to cover the FMS walls as well as the digital pages of this blog.  Many classes have wrapped up projects in the past week and as the days get shorter and Day … Continue reading

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Many Hands Make Light Work

After many weeks and lots and lots (and lots) of squares, Mr. Adams’ 8th graders have pieced together a massive portrait of 7th Grade science teacher, Emily Stuart, in the distinct style of artist Chuck Close. Close gained great fame … Continue reading

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The World through other Eyes

7th grade students have completed a lengthy lesson (really 2 lessons in one) centered around the mask making style common to the Indonesian Islands. While we primarily examined the style of of the Lombok tribe, similar mask styles can be … Continue reading

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October Artist of the Month : Leonardo

The Artist of the Month. Outside of the art classroom Mr. Adams keeps an easel with an example of work by a famous artist. This changes monthly. This month we are looking at Renaissance artist, scientist, and inventor, Leonardo da … Continue reading

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