Archive for November, 2010

Art/BEAM Scavenger Hunt a Digital Success!

  Eighth grade students from Ms. Phillips’ Art classes and Mrs. Rogers’ BEAM class ventured to Boston on Friday, October 22nd for a first-ever collaborative venture. 

 In spite of the chilly weather, students were delivered by bus alongside the reflecting pool at the Christian Science Plaza to complete a Boston-based “scavenger hunt” using digital photography.

 Over the course of the morning, the photographers walked in and around Newbury Street before heading through the public gardens and Boston common areas.  Students, armed with their digital cameras, worked in pairs to find and photograph scavenger hunt items, including various architectural elements (columns, turrets, a Mansard roof, Palladian windows) along with people carrying out their daily work (police officers, bell hops, street performers, vendors).  Students were also expected to photograph notable local buildings, including but not limited to: The BPL, Prudential Center, college-owned buildings, theaters, & hotels.  More artistic photos included random sculptures, interesting graffiti, and funky neon signs.  From the Common, a quick trip down Washington Street and through Government Center brought us to our final destination of Faneuil Hall.  After an enjoyable (but crowded) lunch, students boarded the bus back to MSMS. 


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