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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Artist of the Week 11/15/17

What a wild couple of weeks! Because of the power outages, professional development days (teacher workshops), and the Veterans Day Holiday, we’ve missed quite a few art classes. I only got to work with Fisher Mitchell Students one day last week! That’s one of the reasons I am recognizing another 5th grade student for their piece inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. In Mrs. Wheeler’s class many students took their collages in new and creative directions of their own design. I saw students make piles of colorful leaves next to small rakes, log cabins, and even a tree swept up into the air. However, there was only one student that had a zip line between two of his autumn trees, that’s why I am recognizing Hayden in Mrs. Wheeler’s 5th Grade Class. Nice job Hayden!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Artist of the Week 11/8/17

This student is one of Fisher Mitchell Schools’ most prolific artists! That means she is ALWAYS making art! She often puts her own take on assignments, but where she really shines is when she depicts the shapes and patterns in the animals she loves. Payton in Mrs. Pomerleau’s 3rd Grade Class is AMAZING! Great work Payton!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Artist of the Week 11/1/17

This artist is part of a group of friends that always does quality work. In 5th grade we have been reviewing the work of Vincent Van Gogh. By 5th grade most students can recognize the work of this artist. We used Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting “Starry Night” as inspiration for these windy day collages. Many of these student works came out great, but I was particularly impressed with the work done by Brianna in Mrs. Gerrish’s 5th Grade Class. Awesome job Brianna!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Artist of the Week 10/25/17

This weeks Artist of the Week is from Ms. LaFosse's class. Their class attended Bay Day, learning about the ecology of Merry Meeting Bay. There was lots to learn and experience. One of the activities for students was Goytaku or the Japanese art of fish printing, where you put ink or paint on a real fish and then put paper on top to get a print of the fish. Ms. LaFosse's class wrote up reports on the fish that they worked with, but the prints seemed a little bit unfinished. We decided to invite her class into the art room to put all these elements together. Right away I noticed that Lucas Hinton had done lots of prints at Bay Day. This didn't surprise me because Lucas has a "can do" attitude. He quickly and carefully cut out one of his prints, put it together with his report, and a little more paint to create this awesome composition. I especially like the diagonals that move the viewers eye around the composition, and how elements overlap. Nice work Lucas!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Artist of the Week 10/18/17

If you have visited FMS recently you will see lots of dots around the school. That's because we've been creating artworks inspired by The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. I'd like to thank Mrs. Pomerleau for getting excited about this book and helping me to remember what a great message it has. In some classes after we created one big "dot", students experimented  with Pointillism, or making a picture using only dots! Some students really got into this assignment, but one was particularly excited about his work. This student experimented with different sizes, colors, and (as far as I know) is the only student who gave his work a title. That is why as this weeks Artist of the Week is Eric Brown and his art work entitled "Eric Brown Presents: Dot-mania!" Nice work Eric!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Artist of the Week 10/11/17

This weeks Artist of the Week is the first 3rd grade student that I have recognized. As you may know all grades have been working hard on their Square One Fundraiser. In the art room this year we are consciously doing more work with Rough Drafts. Rough drafts are important because they help us organize our thoughts and arrange the elements we want to have in our composition. Sometimes, if we try too hard on our rough draft, which is usually on cheap paper, it can be hard to achieve the results we want on our final. This student did a great job of coming up with a very original idea, making a strong draft, and then taking it to the next level for her final draft by including new details and beautiful colors! Check out this beautiful family portrait done by Gracious in Ms. Levesque's room! Who are those family members driving the submarine?? Great Job Gracious!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

FMS Artist Of The Week 10/4/17

I've been very impressed with some of the students that are new to our school, not only because of their art skills and their careful attention to detail, but also for their Great Attitudes. This week the Artist Of The Week not only impressed me with a nice tight design for her Square One Fundraiser, but also because of what she has already done to help her class be more focused and her classmates feel more comfortable! Awesome job Jaimze! Nice work!