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Repetition and Self Portraits


Artists in Schools

Repetition and Self Portraits

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

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Students looked to pop art icon Andy Warhol as they created grid drawings of a chosen object.

First, they selected their object, then drew it four times. Next, they flipped the colors in the style of Warhol's beloved screenprints.

One student, surprised by how well similar their four drawings looked, exclaimed, "How am I even doing that?!"

Afterwards, students exercised their portrait drawing skills as they drew portraits of their classmates.

We were amazed by their skills — no surprise there!

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.

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