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Frottage and Collage


Artists in Schools

Frottage and Collage

Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Maria D. Rapicavoli's after school class at Hudson Guild.

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Students in Maria D. Rapicavoli’s after school class at Hudson Guild experimented with frottage technique by placing a sheet of paper on top of flat objects and rubbing it with a pencil or crayons to pick up the texture of the object.

Max Ernst’s surrealist drawings captured everyone’s attention, especially one student who drew inspiration from Ernst’ work The Fugitive to create a fictional animal that combined elements of a wolf, porcupine, and eagle.

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.

Emergency Art Kits

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