2 classes have finished extensive projects and they are on display now in the halls of FMS.
5th graders have been focusing on the precise architecture and geometry of cities. Students used rulers and templates to carefully draw cities with lots of patterns of windows and lots of overlapping. They then traced those drawings onto a new piece of paper to which paint was added. But the challenge didn’t stop there! Students needed to choose a color and paint their cities with a monochromatic color scheme. Many shades and tints were created to separate and add detail to the buildings.
Meanwhile 7th grade was studying the intricate dot patterns of the Lombok tribe from Indonesia. These masks, depicting stretched faces, were made from clay then carefully glazed with spirit animals and patterns of tiny hand-painted dots. It was a long detailed process but the results are stunning.