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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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MOTLEY 2018 is here!

As another year ends, so do we see the newest issue of Motley Magazine. The editorial staff worked hard to promote and encourage and then faced the tough job of editing from the large amount of submissions we received. We … Continue reading

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Three grades, Three lessons

As often happens, many grades have completed their most recent lessons at the same time, so there is a lot to look at on the blog today. 6th graders spent some time looking at the legendary beasts of Chinese mythology: … Continue reading

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Color Color Color to welcome real spring!

After a long and dreary “spring” 7th and 5th grade students at FMS have helped usher in the bright weather with some gorgeous work inspired by European artists. Fifth graders looked at the abstract work of Vassily Kandinsky as the … Continue reading

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Food & Drink

Seventh grade students have completed an observation drawing project using Pointillism. This style was pioneered by the Impressionists and exemplified by the incredibly precise (and obsessive) work of Georges Seurat. Students started with a light pencil drawing based on an … Continue reading

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Lots of New Work before April Break

With only a few days left until April vacation, several classes are wrapping up projects in the art studio.   5th grade has completed a multi-stage unit on landscapes including a pastel drawing showing the “illusion of depth” on a flat … Continue reading

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Classic lessons

For the first lesson of the new term both 6th graders and 8th graders took on the classic “still life drawing”.  6th graders created small still life set-ups at each table with only a few objects to contend with, while … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Bugs on Me

As spring approaches, so come with it BUGS. And 5th graders spent some good time observing the details of many creepy crawlies.  They started with colored pencil drawings and then moved onto collage – which then became the plates for … Continue reading

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Animal in Art

8th graders finished off the last term with a dive into art history. They explored many books full of famous artwork in the classroom. Once they had chosen a favorite they had to incorporate an animal into the piece or … Continue reading

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