Monday, June 4, 2012
In March members of the Sagadahoc Preservation Society visited the art room to teach fourth graders about local architecture. Students learned the architectural details and styles of Italianate, Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, and Queen Anne homes found in Sagadahoc county. Part of the presentation was viewing beautiful models of homes created by SPI member Judy Mansfield. After the presentation, students used their new knowledge to create a clay relief of a house facade. Rather than choosing a particular style, students were asked to become the architect and design an original facade using at least two architectural features they learned. The sculptures had fanlights, shiplap, gabled and hip roofs...the combination of elements made for some fantastic facades!