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Cubist Self Portraits

12/19/23

Artists in Schools

Cubist Self Portraits

Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Niousha Kiarashi's elementary school class at Sid Miller Academy.

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With Paul Klee’s Senecio as our guide, students created their own cubist portraits using exaggerated expressions. 



For the next step, students used cutouts of human face parts to create individually designed portraits. 



Niousha reflected, “Their creativity is endless and watching them create is unexpectedly awesome!”



Niousha’s work at Sid Miller Academy 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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