MHS Fab Lab announces Scavenger Hunt
A community scavenger hunt featuring mosaic art pieces made by local high school and elementary students will be on display at five local business. The contest is underway now and runs through the month of May.
The MAPS Fab Lab challenges community members to find all five of our mosaic art pieces in our community. In fact the first 20 people that are able to take a selfie in front of each of the mosaic art pieces and email Fab Lab Director Jason Zalewski (email@example.com) will win a free Fab Lab T-Shirt designed and created by our very own Fab Lab students.
The Merrill High School Fab Lab students partnered with fifth grade elementary art students in a project sponsored by the Beyond Crayons and Computers grant in which our art students drew or found designs that they are proud of or that represented themselves.
Our Fab Lab students took the place of designers with our fifth graders being the customer. We either traveled to the elementary school or were fortunate enough to have one come to the High School to get the full effect of the Fab Lab in operation. The High School students worked one-on-one with our elementary students taking their design from paper and transforming it using a computer-aided design program.
Upon completion of the designs our Fab Lab students using our CNC Routers brought their ideas to fruition. Fab Lab Director Jason Zalewski is working with the elementary schools to bring this technology to the elementary schools so that all students can visually see the process from start to finish with the machine operating. Then using our laser technology to identify each elementary school created a centerpiece and arranged all of the students individual tiles in a mosaic art piece. As a whole we worked with over 180 students completing five mosaic art pieces In which the students will be able to eventually keep the tile they designed after the community scavenger hunt is complete.
We would like to thank all of the businesses that allowed us to showcase these works of art in your businesses. We appreciate all you do for our students and community. We would also like to thank the Merrill Area Community Foundation for this grant. With your support we will continue to make an impact on the lives of our young learners in special projects such as this.
Contest begins Wednesday May 1st and ends once the first 20 successful entries are received or May 31st whichever occurs first
One submission per email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with all 5 pictures attached
The center nameplate of the mosaic art piece must be visible with you in your selfie
You will be contacted via email if you are one of the first 20 people to successfully complete the challenge with further instructions regarding your prize
All submitted photos become the property of the MAPS Fab Lab for possible inclusion in our publicity pieces