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Dragons, Trees, and Copper

Three units have wrapped up in the last week including Ceramic dragons in order of the Lunar new year, relief sculpture tiles of trees, and the final stage of a three part observation drawing unit culminating in the age old … Continue reading

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We’re back!

It’s been awhile since a post from the artroom. What with Feb break and several snow days, projects have been shifted and moved, but we got there in the end and the results are stunning. Grade 8 completed a multi-step … Continue reading

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An Ancient Art

Mr. Adams’ 7th graders looked at the intricate body art and facial tattooing of the Maori people. (New Zealand’s native population).  Students first studied Maori and Polynesian motifs and patterns, then pressed clay into a face mold. When the clay … Continue reading

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Last piece from the 1st Semester

Fifth graders finished up their final artwork for the term this week; coil pottery.  They worked hard to roll even coils and incorporate pattern into their pieces. Sculpting was followed by patterned glazing and final firing to reveal these beautiful … Continue reading

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We’re back!

Welcome back from break, everybody.  There was a bit of a hiatus on the blog as the change of term coincided with the business of the holidays, but we haven’t been just sitting around in the art studio. Students have … Continue reading

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Last works from First Term

Thanksgiving break marked the end of trimester 1, but there was a great deal of art wrapped up in those last days that deserves to be seen. It is up in the FMS hallways and will be returned, but in … Continue reading

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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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