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About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.

ABSTRACTION!!!

Fifth graders have finished a painting based on the colorful abstract work of Russian-American artist Wassily Kandinsky.  After an initial drawing using geometric and abstract shapes as well as lines students went in with watercolor paint. They needed to use … Continue reading

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New work from 3 grades

Once again we have multiple grade levels finishing up art units at the same time. Please enjoy a variety of work in different media and don’t be afraid to share or leave comments, hopefully positive but at least constructive. Grade … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, Big Cities

5th graders have finished up a unit on cities and architecture. It began with careful drawings using rulers and templates with major consideration of geometric shapes. Then they traced those drawings and began painting over the new version using a … Continue reading

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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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