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Brooch Project: 3D Painting


Artists in Schools

Brooch Project: 3D Painting

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

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Students finished up their brooch project, which marked the second time that they painted air-dry clay. 

Last time they painted colors on a flat surface, but this time, they painted on a 3D surface.

Students impressed us with their ability to merge colors, gradients, highlights, and shadows. 

They kept the original prompt front and center – although brooches are small, use color to make them eye-catching!

Some students make the same visual in each of their assignments, honing their skills and getting better each time. Others love to experiment and make something completely new each time!

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.


Noormah Jamal at Children's Workshop School

Directional Coloring

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