FA Extension: Community Learning

Falmouth Academy is expanding its community offerings through its newly established initiative, FA EXCEL (Falmouth Academy Extension: Community Extended Learning). This innovative initiative aims to more fully utilize the campus, leveraging the skill and expertise of staff, faculty, and alumni, while meeting the needs and wants of the wider community through myriad enrichment programming.

In addition to offering adult ceramics classes, FA EXCEL will roll out new programming including a middle-school science program, a Victoria high tea, and a youth coding course inspired by "Coder Dojo."

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  • ADULT CERAMICS - making pots

    Under the direction of Seth Rainville, Falmouth Academy's ceramics teacher and professional potter, participants will learn wheel skills as well as finishing techniques such as glazing, sgraffito, Mishima, and more!  Classes are designed for beginner and intermediate potters, but all are welcome! Click "Read More" for the sessions and dates.

    The fall and winter classes will begin with the fundamentals of a basic cylinder, which will be shaped into coffee mugs and teacups for your favorite cold-weather warmers. As skills progress, participants will advance to soup bowls and small sandwich plates.  All items will be microwave, dishwasher, and food safe.

    As the seasons change and the days get warmer, the class will incorporate new designs such as shallow bowls for salad or cups for cold drinks.

    If you need further information, please contact the Director of FA EXCEL Charlie Jodoin at or call (508) 457-9696.
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  • ONSHORE - middle-school science on the shore

    This course is for 5th- and 6th-grade students seeking a deeper dive into marine and environmental science. Through a combination of field and laboratory work, students will explore Cape Cod ecosystems, chemical properties of seawater, coastal geology, and environmental issues.

    Students will "learn by doing" sample collection techniques, microscope analysis, and introductory marine chemistry methods. Local field sites have a variety of habitats, such as sand dunes, salt marshes, and tidal pools. 

    Participants will receive an ONSHORE t-shirt, backpack, field journal, water bottle, and a signed copy of one of Gil Newton’s books. 

    Gilbert Newton is a Cape Cod native and adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Cape Cod Community College. Newton has taught marine and environmental science for over thirty years, from middle school through college. He is a founding member of the Barnstable Land Trust and is a Past President of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. Additionally, he is the author of several books about the Cape Cod shoreline including the recent Mysteries of Seaweed: Questions and Answers, Activities
    for the Cape Cod Beachcomber, Thinking Green on Cape Cod, and, most recently,  The Sandy Beach.
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  • A Cape Cod Victorian Tea

    Home baker, patisserie enthusiast, and owner of Cape Cod Petite Sweets, Martha Borden has a passion for the baking traditions of England and France and will bring her love of pastry and afternoon tea to Highfield Hall for an intimate traditional Victorian high tea, complete with fine china, live classical music, and of course, her signature petite sweets.

    During the day, Borden is also FA’s Director of Technology.
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  • Code Craft - middle school coding class

    After-school coding class for students in grades 4 and 5.
    Information TBD

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Charlie Jodoin

    Charlie Jodoin 

    Director of Auxiliary Programming
  • Photo of Seth Rainville

    Seth Rainville 

  • Photo of Martha Borden

    Martha Borden 

    Director of I.T.
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