Author Archives: sadams77

About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.

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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New Work

As people are walking the hallways of FMS during conference time, keep a lookout for some new work from our oldest and youngest. Grade 5 created these awesome sculptures showing off the ups and downs of the world landscapes. After … Continue reading

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Lots of work in the hallways

3 grades recently completed lessons in the art room. 6th grade students used leaves as their inspiration for these prints, starting first with observation drawings and then creating bolder, more graphic designs. These designs were transferred to rubber plates that … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small

Seventh and fifth grade students have finished up some lengthy projects and the results of the students dedication and creativity are gorgeous. 5th grade studied insects and all their segmented parts using colored pencils for the initial drawings, then we … Continue reading

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First post of the new School Year

Welcome back, Art fans! After a few weeks of sadly empty school walls, two classes have wrapped up a classic lesson: the still life drawing. 6th graders carefully observed a small group of objects set up at each table while … Continue reading

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Animals All Around

Seventh grade students took time and care to really get to know the subject of their charcoal drawings. This is the third part of a long observational drawing unit that included pencil, copper tooling, and now charcoal. The students toned … Continue reading

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Urban & Natural, Geometric & Organic

As the year comes to close we are finishing up many projects in the art room. Fifth graders worked long and hard on a cityscape unit. They began by carefully drawing their cities with rulers and templates. They focus on … Continue reading

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