Author Archives: sadams77

About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.

Everybody Finished at Once

Last week was a busy one for finishing up art projects. Unsurprisingly, all of the middle school grades have completed an art unit in the same few days. 5th and 7th grades were working three dimensionally with clay while 6th … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2017-2018 Year of Art!

It always takes awhile to get the first art on the walls and the first post up on the blog. Students have been working hard in all grades on their first projects of the year. 5th graders are wrapping up … Continue reading

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Last Post of 2017

Another year of amazing art has come to an end and here are the final lessons from each grade.  Please enjoy a couple of classic still life drawing projects, and pen & ink animal study, and a gorgeously colorful painting … Continue reading

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8th Graders and Art history

8th grade Artist Pets are on display in the hallways of FMS as well as here on the web.  Students based their work on famous pieces  from art history and had a lot of independent choice in this project; including which artist … Continue reading

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Tea and Flags

Grades 6 and 8 have just finished up some colorful projects despite our long, gray spring. Sixth graders were inspired by the Nigeria celebration of spring known as Ebune. They painted fabric and then carved traditional symbols of power and rebirth … Continue reading

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MOTLEY!!

The 2017 issue of Motley is finished and ready to be viewed ONLINE! As usual the students have created an amazing array of great works from photos to drawings to stories and poems. This year’s issue also has an eight page … Continue reading

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Around the World with Grade 5

Grade five has examined the many and varied landscapes, biomes, and ecosystems across the globe and used them as inspiration for these detailed sculptures.  They tried to capture the three-dimensionality of the land masses and then add tiny textural details … Continue reading

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Seventh Grade Sense of Self

Seventh graders have recently completed an intense charcoal self-portrait lesson. They began by studying the proportions of the face using pencil. Then spent a whole class simply exploring how charcoal can be used to show a wide range of values … Continue reading

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Dragons Dragons Dragons

6th graders have completed a unit exploring the details and parts and pieces of Chinese dragons. We looked at the elements that make up a Chinese dragon as well as the differences from “western” dragons. Students sculpted their creatures out … Continue reading

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5th Grade Metropolis

The 5th graders in Mr. Adams’ class have just finished a unit exploring the beginnings of architecture. After looking at many images of cities and noting the patterns and shapes, students set about drawing their own cities using rulers and … Continue reading

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