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Welcome to Ms. Amsler’s Artroom where you will find examples of artwork created in my 7th grade art classes here at Masconomet Regional Middle School in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Middle School is a unique and special time in an individual’s life, and it is my goal to create lessons that are dynamic and successful for students of all abilities. Please click on the “Student Work” tab above to see some galleries of work completed in my classroom.

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!

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  1. Mr WordPress
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 18:17:59

    Hi, this is a comment.
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  2. Christine H.
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 09:33:18

    I absolutely love your lessons that you have done with your 7th and 8th graders. I have a few questions about the way you completed the lesson however. I teach art to 8th graders on the seacoast of NH. Interestingly, my father-in-law used to teach at Masconomet as well.

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  3. Tammy
    Feb 21, 2019 @ 02:40:36

    Ms Amsler I use your site regularly for reference in teaching so thank you. I’m not sure if you are aware your site is consumed by ads. The same ad is copied multiple times down the page and now there is a sliding bar ad at the top that must be slid out of the way in order to access your menu. I just wanted you to be aware your site is becoming difficult to navigate.

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    • uamsler
      Feb 26, 2019 @ 20:12:28

      I have been noticing the same frustrating trend. I am going to reach out to WordPress to see what I can do to upgrade my account. I agree it is annoying!

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  4. lynbergen
    Mar 05, 2020 @ 11:07:29

    I love you lessons, examples and general info on how to perform the lessons. I have a question about the Medieval Illuminations. What kind of paper do you use for this project? I’ve tried several different types that seem to roll up even though it says “for watercolor”. Any advice?

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  5. Dana Leopold
    Mar 10, 2020 @ 05:44:12

    Hello, i really love your lessons too. I am an art techer from germany. Some lessons i want to try with my classes. I really like your video show at the beginning.Especially the pictures from the 8th grade: Torn paper collages and the abstract painting at hte photo with Will Nelson. Is ther any possibility that you can make an instruction for these lessons? Kind regards. Dana

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    • uamsler
      Mar 10, 2020 @ 21:07:15

      Hi Dana, The abstract paintings featured in the photo with me and my intern, Will, is a lesson from my colleague who teaches 8th grade, so I don’t have a lesson for that. In general, I am trying to update my website as I do lessons to include more step-by-step pictures and explanation, but some of my projects don’t yet have that because its consuming and in some cases, I haven’t done the lessons recently. Which torn paper collage lesson are you referring to?

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  6. Dana Leopold
    Mar 11, 2020 @ 02:05:49

    Thank you for the fast feedback. I mean the abstract collage in the photoshow on the page: All School art show. Surely you tored black paper and arranged it in a square format. Next: colored papers were added. Then the free areas are worked out with lines. Kind regards. Dana

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