Artists in Schools
Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Niousha Kiarashi's elementary school class at Sid Miller Academy.
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Students celebrated the winter season with snowflakes made of popsicle sticks and construction paper. They began by making the simple structure of the snowflake with glue, then created individual designs and compositions using smaller pieces of blue and white paper.
One student noticed that snowflakes are double-sided, and decided to decorate both sides. To our delight, other students noticed and began to follow suit!
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.