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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Artist of the Week 9 / 19 / 2019



The student I am choosing to recognize is awesome to have in class. For three years I have watched him grow as an artist. He is developing his own personal style in his drawings and it is easy to imagine him designing graphic novels or games when he is an adult. In Enrichment Art he has tried some really ambitious projects and learned that sometimes we have to rethink our ideas to make them achievable. He is always KIND, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE, three things we hope all our FMS students will strive to be.


For one of our first projects 5th Graders have experimented with oil pastels to create Overlapping Lines. I am recognizing this students work for the Creativity he displayed in the quality of his lines, the Craftsmanship his work shows with its' neat groupings of lines with no space between, and the Composition of the completed piece. Nice work JB in Mrs. Gerrish's 5th Grade Class, Artist of the Week

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Artist of the Week 9 / 12 / 2019




It has been so good to see all of my Fourth and Fifth Grade friends, and meet our new Third Graders. I would like to say thank you to drawings and paintings that some of you have given me! In the past week I have seen many students working hard to push their creativity and come up with cool ways to display their names on our new Art Bulletin Board.

The student I am choosing to recognize this week, like many others, is someone I have been keeping my eye on for a long time. In the Art Room she is quiet and focused. She always does quality work, but at the same time is able to work quickly and is not afraid to make mistakes. She knows that as long as she is trying, there will be something cool about what she has created.


She made designing her name for our poster look easy. She tried out a couple ideas, found one that she liked, and did this quality color draft all in one day. Check out her amazing dragon letters! Nice work J.J. in Ms. Roy's 5th Grade class, Student Artist of the Week!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Artist of the Week 5 / 30 / 2019

This student is always conscientious. They are thoughtful when speaking and when making their art. This recently revisited and finished a print making project. It was a pleasure to hear his classmates excitement when he showed them his work. Nice work EM in Mrs. Gerrish's 5th Grade Class, student artist of the week, for his first person adventurer print.

Artist of the Week 5 / 23 / 2019

 Choosing the artist of the week is always a difficult task. I try to pick the student from the previous school week after assessing all the work and their behaviors. The art piece I am choosing to recognize this week was actually made a couple of weeks ago. This student is an English language learner, meaning that during the first part of their life they spoke a different language. A lot of us have had to move to a different school or could imagine having to. Can you imagine moving to a new school where you don't speak the language that is used in the school?

This student is usually quiet, but is always listening. A few weeks ago when 3rd Graders were experimenting mixing Secondary Colors he made this amazing artwork. Most students filled in approximately an equal amount of their puzzle pieces with their Secondary Colors. I love how this student used mostly dark purple and rich red oranges, and only sparkling bits of green. This abstract work makes me feel a sense of wonder and power. Nice work GB in Ms. Levesque's 3rd Grade Class, student artist of the week!

Artist of the Week 5 / 16 / 2019

The student I am choosing to recognize today is new to FMS this year. As I write this I realize what a great addition to our school community our new students have been. Many of these students have entered our system with great attitudes both in interacting with their classmates and teachers and trying their best in their academic work. 5th Grade students have been creating a Relief Sculpture out of Ceramic Clay. A relief sculpture is sculpted, but not in the round. It has a flat back elements that pop off of that background. The faces on a coin are relief sculptures in low relief. Many students have had great success with this project and I am very excited to see them all glazed. Today I am choosing to recognize a student for their tree with one piece of fruit hanging from it’s branches, EH in Ms. Hoskins’ 5th Grade Class, Student Artist of the Week!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Artist Of The Week 5 / 8 / 2019

The student I am choosing to recognize today has come a long way since the start of the year. Art Class has not always been easy for them, partly because they are a natural artist with lots of their own ideas. Sometimes students like this have a hard time trying new projects because they want to make art their own way. I always try to give students an opportunity to put their own ideas into their work, but I do have to ensure that they learn certain things and practice different skills. This student has been doing an amazing job cooperating with me in the art room. What I really like about this piece is that the artist made a plan and then made it a reality by doing Careful, Quality Work! Check out his awesome painting that he created using the Secondary Colors: Orange, Green, and Purple that he mixed himself and the Primary Color Red. Nice Work BW from Mr. Deane’s 3rd Grade Class, student artist of the week!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Artist of the Week 5 / 2 / 2019

 This week I am recognizing a 4th Grade student for having great success with their weaving project. In this case weaving includes threading yarn over and under the strings that cross our looms. Creating a full weaving takes a degree of skill of the hands, mastering some simple knots, and the perseverance to continue the repetitive motions until the piece is completed. Although challenging for some, many students in our 4th Grade have already completed multiple weavings. The young woman I am choosing to recognize this week has seemed much happier in art class lately. Ever since she made a really nice Asian Dragon she has smiled more, been more motivated to make quality work, and has interacted more with her classmates. She has been happy to help me and other students which has not always been the case. It is really nice to see, and I am very thankful to see her shine in this way. She is also on her 3rd weaving! Congratulations AB in Mrs. Towle's 4th Grade Class student artist of the week!