Author Archives: sadams77

About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.

Form and Function

5th Graders and 6th graders in Mr. Adams’ art room have both wrapped up ceramic projects in the last week.  The fifth grade looked at the ups and downs of the global landscapes and created a mini-model of a natural … Continue reading

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Distortion

Both the seventh and eighth grade artists in Mr. Adams’ art room have been focusing on twisting and distorting the human face and features. Seventh graders looked at the work of the Post-Impressionist Italian artist, Amedeo Modigliani.  Influenced by the … Continue reading

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Color Color Color

5th graders looked at the abstract work of Russian-American artist Vassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky claimed to “hear” color and his later work was more about playing with color, shape, and line, than any kind of representation. The students used his style … Continue reading

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Faces & Found Objects

Seventh graders have finished a long term ceramics lesson based on the intricate and elaborate facial tattooing of the Maori people (indigenous people of New Zealand).  Different symbols represent different concepts and personal traits and students considered these as they … Continue reading

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Observation

Both 7th and 8th grade students in Mr. Adams’ art classes have just finished up detailed observation drawings in the studio, but using very different methods.  Seventh graders looked at the Pointillist style, popularized by Post-impressionist painters like George Seurat, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Hello art fans.  The summer is over, Labor Day is past us, grill tongs and forks are being traded in for rakes, and school is back in session.   We are looking forward to another great year of imagination and creativity, … Continue reading

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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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