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Clay Magnets Part II: Sculptors & Painters


Artists in Schools

Clay Magnets Part II: Sculptors & Painters

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

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Students sculpted and painted their air-dry clay forms to create a small figure to turn into a fridge magnet. 

This project illuminated students’ individual strengths as artists — some are natural-born sculptors and gravitate towards creating and perfecting a form.

Others enjoy painting and focused on depicting the tiniest details in their forms.

Check out their magnets below!

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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