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Directional Coloring


Artists in Schools

Directional Coloring

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

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Vincent Van Gogh and Anthony Cudahy served as inspirations for this week’s directional coloring assignment. 

Students focused on how to achieve movement in the work and experimented with using texture to elevate a landscape. 

They used markers, pencils, and graphite to create their works based on a common reference shared on screen. 

We were blown away by their use of color!

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.

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