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About sadams77

Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.

5th grade Sculpture

Mr. Adams’ 5th grade classes looked at the found object sculpture of Maine artist Louise Nevelson.  They then explored the many ways that emotion can be expressed with abstract shapes.  Students used many different kinds of objects to create their … Continue reading

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Student art at the PMA

Three cheers for FMS seventh grader Emily Charest who has a painting on display at the Portland Museum of Art for their 2017 Youth Art Month exhibition. Students art work from around the state of Maine will be on display … Continue reading

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Final Projects from Last term

As we return from break lets start the final term of art with some creativity and bright color. The students in the last term finished up some beautiful pieces including 8th grade teapots that had to both function (perhaps not … Continue reading

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Sculpture!

Beginning with a simple question, “Can we make big sculptures?” 6th graders explored the concept of abstraction, organic and geometric shapes, and 3 dimensionality in this latest lesson. After an initial planning stage, student teams began building frame works for … Continue reading

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One last post from the 1st Semester

As we reach the halfway point of the year, 5th grade is switching classes and saying good bye to art. But before a new class takes their place, please enjoy these beautiful coil pots the students created to finish off … Continue reading

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Some Spring Color in Winter’s Darkest Days

6th and 7th graders have finished up lessons just as we ready for winter break. 7th graders worked long and hard on these charcoal self-portraits. Looking at facial proportions, then erasing the light, adding dark shadows, a day on hair, … Continue reading

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Lots MORE new work

So the new schedule, while infinitely clearer and smoother, has presented me with one unexpected challenge: all of my classes tend to finish lessons at approximately the same time. Which means the the blog is now less of a steady … Continue reading

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All around the World

5th graders take us on a tour of world ecosystems, biomes, and landscapes with their new ceramic sculptures. With a focus on three dimensionality they created landmasses molding clay around newspaper then added texture and surface detail.  After the pieces … Continue reading

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Tons of New Work!

So with our new schedule this year, all grades change UA classes at the same time. Which means that all grades completed an art lesson last week. It took me a bit to get everything photographed and I still need … Continue reading

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New work for 2 Grades!

2 classes have finished extensive projects and they are on display now in the halls of FMS. 5th graders have been focusing on the precise architecture and geometry of cities. Students used rulers and templates to carefully draw cities with … Continue reading

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