Artists in Schools
Two Dimensional Design Kickoff!
Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Niousha Kiarashi's elementary school class at Sid Miller Academy.
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Students kicked off their lessons in two dimensional design by assembling creature characters from handprints cutouts.
Creative ideas were abundant as students became more comfortable using glue and following directions. They came up with so many fun ideas on how to differentiate their characters.
Niousha reflected, "Character building gives students the freedom to explore their desired choice of material."
With a school holiday event on the horizon, students also made collaged Christmas trees using Q-tips, paper plates, and construction paper.
Niousha’s work at Sid Miller Academy 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.