Artists in Schools
Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Maria D. Rapicavoli's after school class at Hudson Guild.
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Kids had permission to play with their food when they made 2D vegetable prints!
First, Maria demonstrated how to cut and carve vegetables and divide them into sections. They selected from potatoes, tomatoes, jalapeños, cauliflower, ginger, onion, garlic, peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms [all vegetables were on the edge of expiration so no food was wasted!]
Next, they dipped the sections into acrylic paint and used them as stamps to create original patterns and compositions.
Kids were fascinated by this novel use of vegetables, even though some could not stand the pungent smell of garlic and onions!
Nonetheless, they powered through and created truly compelling works of art.
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.