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Proportion and Negative Space


Artists in Schools

Proportion and Negative Space

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

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Fifth graders in CMA Resident Artist Noormah Jamal’s class at Children’s Workshop School looked to Dalí and Magritte as they reviewed composition, proportion, and negative space.

They were challenged to create a drawing using three objects sourced from classroom picture books – bonus points if there was a narrative!

The lesson concluded with an interactive activity where students changed the letters in their name into representational objects. 

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.

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

End of Year Celebration at P396K Sid Miller Academy

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