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Castle, Sun, and Complementary Colors


Artists in Schools

Castle, Sun, and Complementary Colors

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

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Students learned about complementary colors using warm and cool color markers and printouts of Paul Klee’s Castle and Sun

They focused on color choice to gain a better understanding of how combinations of color can create different expressions and moods. 

Children came up with many creative ways of making compositions. They loved connecting compositions to textures and creating patterns, and it’s clear that students are making great progress!

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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