By Andrea F. Carter
Falmouth High School students turned to the camouflaging capabilities of cephalopods for an abstract art project this month.
Jane F. Baker’s advanced art class welcomed Marine Biological Laboratory scientist Roger T. Hanlon in early December to talk about his work with octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, which can change their skin color on demand.
Ms. Baker said that this watercolor lesson, which calls for the students to make an abstract painting can be challenging for the student artist. Slides of nature and science can be a jumping-off point for students to explore abstract design. Read more …
Caption: MBL scientist Roger Hanlon speaks to Falmouth High School students about his research on cephalopod camouflage. Photo courtesy Jane Baker