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Open Studio with Guest Artist Alex Alpert [June 8]

Free Community Artmaking

Thursday, June 8, 2023

3 PM to 5 PM

Pier 57, 11th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Due to unsafe environmental conditions, this program has been postponed to Thursday, June 15. Thank you, and stay safe! 

Artist Alex Alpert’s bold and illustrative designs inspire Open Studio at Pier 57 on Thursday, June 12 and Monday, June 15.

Children will work alongside Alex to create graphic canvas patches. Completed pieces will be woven together to create a large-scale patchwork picnic blanket on view during Sinergia's Annual Autism Initiative Picnic on Wednesday, June 28 in Morningside Park.

About Alex Alpert

Alex Alpert is a New York City-based visual artist and creative director who counts Doja Cat, The Weeknd, American Express, Michael Phelps, Red Bull, and Formula 1 among his collaborators. Alex frequently works with charities and nonprofits; teaching and creating art.

What To Expect

Specially designed for children on the Autism Spectrum but welcoming to all, each Inclusives session is multisensory focused. Participants will explore art materials (such as clay, paper, or textiles) at their own pace alongside movement breaks and ample time for storytelling and social interaction.

Sessions are led by veteran CMA Artist Instructor Emma Waldman and are inspired by historic and contemporary New York City artists. 

Each session includes artmaking, storytelling, and plenty of interactive communication and fun. Children will have ample time to express their ideas and explore their creativity through multisensory-focused projects and materials.

The program’s curriculum is rooted in accessible artmaking practices and Children’s Museum of the Arts’ pedagogy of Look, Make, Share. Take a peek at one of our virtual “Inclusives” lessons, catered to children with Autism, that families can try at home: here!

While caregivers are welcome to stay with their children, families are encouraged to enjoy the extraordinary setting of Pier 57 in the adjacent Family Living Room for the duration of the session.

Pier 57

Children's Museum of the Arts' Open Studio at Pier 57 is generously supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, First Republic Bank, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, Amazon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt, and the Viniar Family Foundation.

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