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Student Artists Honored at State House

Falmouth students artists (alongside students from Brunswick and Bucksport) had the chance to meet the First Lady and received a certificate of excellence for their artwork in Augusta yesterday.  The Excellence in Visual & Performing Arts exhibition is showcasing work … Continue reading

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Sense of Self

Despite many hours in front of the mirror, the self-portrait can be an intimidating project for an adolescent. But just look at the awesome results of a long and complicated screen printing lesson inspired by Pop artist Andy Warhol. Students … Continue reading

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Visions of the other coast… oh, and food.

Seventh graders have just finished a ceramic mask project based on the artwork of the native tribes from the Pacific Northwest. The style in that region reflects the awesome power and liquid beauty of the coastline and ocean.  Students had … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung! At least in the FMS Halls

Inspired by the work of American abstract artist Georgia O’Keefe, the 6th graders have explored the detail of flowers. They zoomed in on small sections of larger images and then blew those small sections up using a light pencil drawing. … Continue reading

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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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