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Zine Making: Frame-by-Frame Layouts


Artists in Schools

Zine Making: Frame-by-Frame Layouts

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

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Students are embarking on the most anticipated project of the school year – zine making! They have been looking forward to this assignment for weeks. 

For the first part of this multi-day project, students worked in small groups to come up with the subject of their zine and create a rough draft. They assigned roles within their group and coordinated with each other to come up with reference images.

Students were thrilled to work with carbon paper (a new medium!) and took quickly to the “frame by frame” layout. 

Some students are tapping into fan fiction and mixing characters from their favorite movies and cartoons into one storyline.

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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