Artists in Schools
Drawing in the Air
Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Maria D. Rapicavoli's after school class at Hudson Guild.
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Maria’s students transitioned to their first three dimensional design lesson by learning about everyone’s favorite abstract sculptor – Alexander Calder!
Students were thrilled to “draw in the air” as they experimented with balance, equilibrium, and lightness to create a mobile sculpture that moves with the wind.
They replicated organic shapes found in nature by cutting and bending metallic paper, cardboard, and metal wire and assembling a fully kinetic sculpture.
Maria's work at Hudson Guild 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.