Artists in Schools
Grid Layouts & Holiday Cards
Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Noormah Jamal's fifth grade class at Children's Workshop School.
Click to expand media gallery.
Is there a better way to learn pattern-making and grid layouts than making holiday cards?
Students in Noormah Jamal’s class at Children’s Workshop School choose from a dry medium of their choice. Many gravitated towards new mediums like oil pastel, much to our delight.
They are also learning the tips and tricks of professional artists, like using napkins to keep their work stations clean and sharpening their pencils before coloring. Small details with a huge payoff!
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.