Artists in Schools
Watercolor and Oil Pastels
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 are exploring two new mediums – watercolor and oil pastels.
In Noormah’s words:
“The introduction to watercolor lesson was a whole class of joy. I had two younger students from another class sitting in, both of whom are very gifted artists. When I praised their work and showed the class their paintings as an example, the student remarked “And I’m not even in fifth grade, can you believe it?!”
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.