Author Archives: sadams77

About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.

Last Post of 2019!

Another school year is coming to an end but the students in Mr. Adams’ art room are still working hard finishing up printmaking projects, abstract sculptures, and still-life drawings.  All the work will be coming home so watch for it … Continue reading

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Motley ready to view!

As the year draws to a close that means another issue of Motley, our annual Arts & Literature magazine is ready to view online. Our editorial team worked hard all year promoting and encouraging students to submit work, then looked … Continue reading

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More More More

Please enjoy the latest work from all four grade levels at FMS. Boy, this spring is moving fast! 6th graders looked at the Cubist style of Picasso, broke their faces into geometric shapes, then layered up the painted pieces to … Continue reading

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Tis the season for GREEN

8th Grade students are helping brighten up this gloomy start to spring with green growth in the FMS hallway. We studied the “grotesque” drawings of Leonardo DaVinci and then drew our own. We used the drawings as a starting point … Continue reading

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Long Time Gone

Hello, Faithful Middle-school Art appreciators, Apologies for the long hiatus.  I won’t go into details but needless to say, extra time for posting work on the blog was hard to come by for the last several weeks. But as April … Continue reading

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Tons of New Art

As the winter rolls along students in Mr. Adams’ art classes have been working hard creating a new batch of beautiful, inspired art work. Eighth graders completed a major lesson with many independent elements. They started by choosing a famous … Continue reading

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Ceramics 2 ways

Ceramic tends to fall into one of two categories: Sculpture (art for art’s sake) or Pottery (a utilitarian vessel). This post showcases one of each from 5th graders and 7th graders. Fifth graders completed a coil pot lesson that needed … Continue reading

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Heads and Imaginations

8th grade students finished their first assignment; a grotesque head in the fashion of gargoyles and DaVinci’s sketches while 6th graders delved into their imaginations to visualize scenes from favorite books.

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Bright Lights, Big Cities

5th grade students explored the use of rulers and templates to create crisp, carefully designed architectural city drawings that focused on overlapping and patterns.  They then traced those drawings onto heavier paper and we discussed the concept of a monochromatic … Continue reading

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A place to keep holiday wishes

Sixth grade students learned about the power of wishes in different societies and then followed a design to build their own wish box. The boxes needed feet and lids and the lids represented an animal that either protected the box … Continue reading

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