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Airplanes, Chimneys, and Ballerinas

1/5/24

Artists in Schools

Airplanes, Chimneys, and Ballerinas

Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Noormah Jamal's fifth grade class at Children's Workshop School.

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Students returned from winter break eager to begin their first 3D assignment – free standing cardboard sculptures!



Having worked with shape and form in previous assignments, students were comfortable moving into the three-dimensional realm. 



Balance was key as students learned how to create joints and slits to assemble their parts. 



After composing and making their forms, students painted and assembled their works.



Some were abstract, while others resembled lifelike forms like airplanes and chimneys.



This was also the first time that students worked in pairs. They loved it and requested more group assignments!



Noormah’s work at Children’s Workshop School is supported by the Emergency Arts Education Fund, which provides free arts education to NYC school communities whose art programs have been decimated by recent budget cuts.


Children’s Museum of the Arts’ three Residents Artists are currently implementing ambitious arts curriculum at each of our partner sites throughout New York City: Hudson Guild in Chelsea, Sid Miller Academy in Crown Heights, and Children’s Workshop School in the East Village. Come spring, our residents will showcase their students' work through exhibitions and installations across the city. Learn how you can support the work of our residents here.


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