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Despite the scorching sun, we had an incredible week on The High Line making art and exploring High Line Art exhibitions...
08/27/2021

Despite the scorching sun, we had an incredible week on The High Line making art and exploring High Line Art exhibitions during Summer Show Studios!

Despite the scorching sun, we had an incredible week on The High Line making art and exploring High Line Art exhibitions during Summer Show Studios!

08/27/2021
The Princess is Missing! Epic Adventures: Online Summer Art Camp 2021

In this hero’s journey, young artists took part in their own adventure by creating sets and scenes for their characters, designing costumes and masks, and developing an epic adventure!

Along the way, students experimented with materials such as plywood, cardboard, fabric, velour, silks, pleather, socks, tempera paint, paper mache while exploring techniques including filming, editing, set design, sequential storytelling, and acting. Students also learned to critique their work, and the work of their peers, using the guiding principles of balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, variety, and unity.

08/27/2021
Claymation Masters: Online Summer Art Camp 2021

Young artists had the singular opportunity to design characters, mold them out of clay, then create a stop-motion animation starring their unique characters!

Along the way, students experimented with materials such as plasticine, polymer clay, air dry clay, cloth, fabric, wire, and found materials while exploring techniques including bendable armature, additive and subtractive sculpting, assemblage, and set construction. Students also learned to critique their work, and the work of their peers, using the guiding principles of balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, variety, and unity.

One Day Left 🗣️  Are you an artist looking to work collaboratively with children and peers to design, implement, and ref...
08/19/2021

One Day Left 🗣️ Are you an artist looking to work collaboratively with children and peers to design, implement, and reflect on arts education in the virtual sphere?

Artists at all points in their careers are encouraged to apply for our inaugural residency by midnight on Friday, August 20.

Residents will work part-time and receive a $40,000 salary plus benefits, along with dedicated studio space at the museum — and the great joy of working one-on-one with our vibrant community of child artists!

Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/mnTEoJaSRet4P6Ec6

One Day Left 🗣️ Are you an artist looking to work collaboratively with children and peers to design, implement, and reflect on arts education in the virtual sphere?

Artists at all points in their careers are encouraged to apply for our inaugural residency by midnight on Friday, August 20.

Residents will work part-time and receive a $40,000 salary plus benefits, along with dedicated studio space at the museum — and the great joy of working one-on-one with our vibrant community of child artists!

Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/mnTEoJaSRet4P6Ec6

Wishing we were inside this penguin amusement park on this sweltering day 🐧 This amazing artwork was created by Alexis i...
08/12/2021

Wishing we were inside this penguin amusement park on this sweltering day 🐧 This amazing artwork was created by Alexis in Clay Sculpture this week! ❄️

Wishing we were inside this penguin amusement park on this sweltering day 🐧 This amazing artwork was created by Alexis in Clay Sculpture this week! ❄️

🔔 Thursday at noon 🔔 Can’t make it? The session will be recorded and circulated to everyone who RSVPs. Gather your quest...
08/10/2021

🔔 Thursday at noon 🔔 Can’t make it? The session will be recorded and circulated to everyone who RSVPs. Gather your questions; we’ve got answers!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cma-artist-educator-residency-virtual-information-session-tickets-165790195939

🔔 Thursday at noon 🔔 Can’t make it? The session will be recorded and circulated to everyone who RSVPs. Gather your questions; we’ve got answers!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cma-artist-educator-residency-virtual-information-session-tickets-165790195939

08/09/2021
Claymation: Summer Art Camp 2021

We kicked off the week learning about the three essential components of a short film — characters, story, and set. The first day was dedicated to collaborative character design, as students worked in groups to create a set or background for a different group’s character. We also had “movie time” as we studied Distortion by Guldies, Laika Studios, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Isle of Dogs. The next day, we created characters out of 3D materials and learned about the tools that we will use to film our claymations. Students are thrilled to debut their films for friends and family at the end of the week.

From one camper to another… your work is amazing. Things we love to see ❤️
08/09/2021

From one camper to another… your work is amazing. Things we love to see ❤️

From one camper to another… your work is amazing. Things we love to see ❤️

More flowers? Yes please! 🌸
08/06/2021

More flowers? Yes please! 🌸

More flowers? Yes please! 🌸

Got questions? We've got answers! Get the scoop on our inaugural Artist-Educator Residency during a virtual information ...
08/04/2021

Got questions? We've got answers! Get the scoop on our inaugural Artist-Educator Residency during a virtual information session on Thursday, August 12 at noon. This part-time position offers a $40,000 salary plus benefits, along with dedicated studio space at the museum.

RSVP @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cma-artist-educator-residency-virtual-information-session-tickets-165790195939

Got questions? We've got answers! Get the scoop on our inaugural Artist-Educator Residency during a virtual information session on Thursday, August 12 at noon. This part-time position offers a $40,000 salary plus benefits, along with dedicated studio space at the museum.

RSVP @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cma-artist-educator-residency-virtual-information-session-tickets-165790195939

Tomorrow is our final outpost at Little Island NYC! To celebrate the city’s recovery from the pandemic, we will write lo...
08/03/2021

Tomorrow is our final outpost at Little Island NYC! To celebrate the city’s recovery from the pandemic, we will write love notes to our community and string them together to create an abstract paper link sculpture.

Find us in the Glade from 3-4 PM. Don't forget that Timed Entry Reservations are required to access Little Island! Sign up at littleisland.org

Tomorrow is our final outpost at Little Island NYC! To celebrate the city’s recovery from the pandemic, we will write love notes to our community and string them together to create an abstract paper link sculpture.

Find us in the Glade from 3-4 PM. Don't forget that Timed Entry Reservations are required to access Little Island! Sign up at littleisland.org

08/02/2021
Claymation Masters: Summer Art Camp 2021

In Claymation Masters, we created a collaborative short film about a monument’s big reveal in a town square. Each day, students filmed part of the fanfare leading up to its big reveal. As a group, we kicked off the week by deciding what our monument should represent — perhaps a food, animal, person or flower that we all love? We also studied different kinds of claymation, such as The Boxtrolls, Penny from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and Wallace and Gromit.

Next, we decided on the characters and creature who live in our town. We looked at different kinds of clay characters, including popular examples of animation and character design, like animator Allison Schulnik and The Muppets. We also started on the “talent show” portion of our film, where we made our characters move in creative and exciting ways, inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculpture circus.

Claymation Masters was a hit this week! We worked on a collaborative short film about a monument’s big reveal in a town ...
07/30/2021

Claymation Masters was a hit this week! We worked on a collaborative short film about a monument’s big reveal in a town square. Each day, students filmed part of the fanfare leading up to its big reveal.

As a group, we kicked off the week by deciding what our monument should represent — perhaps a food, animal, person or flower that we all love? We also studied different kinds of claymation, such as The Boxtrolls, Penny from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and Wallace and Gromit.

The following day, we decided on the characters and creature who live in our town. We looked at different kinds of clay characters, including popular examples of animation and character design, like animator Allison Schulnik and The Muppets. We also made a “talent show” portion of the film, where we made our characters move in creative and exciting ways, inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculpture circus.

Claymation Masters was a hit this week! We worked on a collaborative short film about a monument’s big reveal in a town square. Each day, students filmed part of the fanfare leading up to its big reveal.

As a group, we kicked off the week by deciding what our monument should represent — perhaps a food, animal, person or flower that we all love? We also studied different kinds of claymation, such as The Boxtrolls, Penny from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and Wallace and Gromit.

The following day, we decided on the characters and creature who live in our town. We looked at different kinds of clay characters, including popular examples of animation and character design, like animator Allison Schulnik and The Muppets. We also made a “talent show” portion of the film, where we made our characters move in creative and exciting ways, inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculpture circus.

📣 New Opportunity Alert 📣 Today marks the launch of our Open Call for CMA’s inaugural Artist-Educator Residency! Four in...
07/29/2021

📣 New Opportunity Alert 📣 Today marks the launch of our Open Call for CMA’s inaugural Artist-Educator Residency! Four individuals each year will be invited to design, implement, and reflect on the efficacy of arts education through intensive studio, community-based, and online exposure.

In addition to working alongside our incredible community of child artists, residents will write, develop and produce original content for our signature education platform Look Make Show, while enjoying their own studio space at the museum.

Artists from all walks are life are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply @ bitly.com/CMA-AER-2021

📣 New Opportunity Alert 📣 Today marks the launch of our Open Call for CMA’s inaugural Artist-Educator Residency! Four individuals each year will be invited to design, implement, and reflect on the efficacy of arts education through intensive studio, community-based, and online exposure.

In addition to working alongside our incredible community of child artists, residents will write, develop and produce original content for our signature education platform Look Make Show, while enjoying their own studio space at the museum.

Artists from all walks are life are encouraged to apply. Learn more and apply @ bitly.com/CMA-AER-2021

Wish you could be painting at the beach right now? Us too! Pictured: "Drawing at the Beach" by Helen Wei, age 10, Taiwan...
07/28/2021

Wish you could be painting at the beach right now? Us too!

Pictured: "Drawing at the Beach" by Helen Wei, age 10, Taiwan. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 30 countries.

Wish you could be painting at the beach right now? Us too!

Pictured: "Drawing at the Beach" by Helen Wei, age 10, Taiwan. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 30 countries.

Dispatch from Lefrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park! This week’s Art Explorers camp was all about the beautiful birds ...
07/23/2021

Dispatch from Lefrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park! This week’s Art Explorers camp was all about the beautiful birds that call Prospect Park home.

We kicked off the week with a super fun game of animal charades. We continued the fun later in the day when we ventured outdoors and students played a game where they pretended to be statues.

We also studied reference images of robins and began creating our very own robin drawings. Students had so much fun acting out two stories — so much so that they created their very own foam and paper costumes!

Dispatch from Lefrak Center At Lakeside Prospect Park! This week’s Art Explorers camp was all about the beautiful birds that call Prospect Park home.

We kicked off the week with a super fun game of animal charades. We continued the fun later in the day when we ventured outdoors and students played a game where they pretended to be statues.

We also studied reference images of robins and began creating our very own robin drawings. Students had so much fun acting out two stories — so much so that they created their very own foam and paper costumes!

We learned about the art of printmaking in this week’s Summer Art Camp!Students loved experimenting with color in the pr...
07/23/2021

We learned about the art of printmaking in this week’s Summer Art Camp!

Students loved experimenting with color in the prints, and a few students even wanted to make additional plates! One student loved printmaking so much he asked what materials he needed to create prints at home.

The next day, we studied the work of Alexander Calder and began our creature sculpture project using cardboard and slots. Students were really excited to experiment with colors to camouflage their creatures or indicate that they were poisonous. Finally, we created a fantastical world for our creatures to live within!

We learned about the art of printmaking in this week’s Summer Art Camp!

Students loved experimenting with color in the prints, and a few students even wanted to make additional plates! One student loved printmaking so much he asked what materials he needed to create prints at home.

The next day, we studied the work of Alexander Calder and began our creature sculpture project using cardboard and slots. Students were really excited to experiment with colors to camouflage their creatures or indicate that they were poisonous. Finally, we created a fantastical world for our creatures to live within!

If you plan to be in the vicinity of Little Island NYC tomorrow, swing by The Glade for free art-making activities with ...
07/20/2021

If you plan to be in the vicinity of Little Island NYC tomorrow, swing by The Glade for free art-making activities with CMA Teaching Artists! We'll be behind at the Art Cart from 3-4 PM. Don't forget that Timed Entry Reservations are required to access Little Island! Sign up at littleisland.org

Photo by @love2883

If you plan to be in the vicinity of Little Island NYC tomorrow, swing by The Glade for free art-making activities with CMA Teaching Artists! We'll be behind at the Art Cart from 3-4 PM. Don't forget that Timed Entry Reservations are required to access Little Island! Sign up at littleisland.org

Photo by @love2883

07/19/2021
Kidzzcast Monumentary: Part 3

Encouraging children to create and share ambitious work of art with their communities and the world … that’s the CMA way! Tune into Episode 3 of Kidzzcast, our new kid-led documentary series exploring earthen works in the American Southwest and how they relate to monuments. Students paid a virtual visit to Utah to learn about two critically acclaimed examples of Land Art — Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels and Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.

Tiny Worlds is one of our most fascinating camps. Just look at that diorama! 🤗This week, students created a collaborativ...
07/16/2021

Tiny Worlds is one of our most fascinating camps. Just look at that diorama! 🤗

This week, students created a collaborative community of miniatures that represent the places, people, and objects that are important to us. We started by creating a map of our neighborhood and worked in pairs to sketch and sculpt our miniatures. Together, we considered about what is important to us as individuals, as well as collectively.

The next day, we introduced the idea of “Monument-Ville” and began brainstorming monuments that represent something meaningful to us. Along the way, we looked at the incredible artwork of Yeon Ji Yoo, Joshua Smith, Sally Curcio, and Ana Penalba to spark our imaginations.

Summer Art Camps continue through August. Limited space is available; register here: https://cmany.org/art-camps/

Tiny Worlds is one of our most fascinating camps. Just look at that diorama! 🤗

This week, students created a collaborative community of miniatures that represent the places, people, and objects that are important to us. We started by creating a map of our neighborhood and worked in pairs to sketch and sculpt our miniatures. Together, we considered about what is important to us as individuals, as well as collectively.

The next day, we introduced the idea of “Monument-Ville” and began brainstorming monuments that represent something meaningful to us. Along the way, we looked at the incredible artwork of Yeon Ji Yoo, Joshua Smith, Sally Curcio, and Ana Penalba to spark our imaginations.

Summer Art Camps continue through August. Limited space is available; register here: https://cmany.org/art-camps/

To be a fish in the sea during this sweltering summer .... artwork by Hitti, age 10, United Arab Emirates. Part of CMA's...
07/14/2021

To be a fish in the sea during this sweltering summer .... artwork by Hitti, age 10, United Arab Emirates. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

To be a fish in the sea during this sweltering summer .... artwork by Hitti, age 10, United Arab Emirates. Part of CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from around the world.

All month long, we're bringing our unique blend of art-making magic to New York City's newest park, Little Island NYCPar...
07/13/2021

All month long, we're bringing our unique blend of art-making magic to New York City's newest park, Little Island NYC

Park visitors are invited to create abstract tonal boxes using assorted paper, then add their creations to an ongoing collaborative community sculpture. Find us in the Glade on Wednesdays from 3-4 PM through August 4th!

Please note that a Timed Entry Reservation is *required* to access the park. We can't wait to make art with you!

Get tickets @ https://littleisland.org/timed-entry-reservations

Photo by Liz Ligon.

All month long, we're bringing our unique blend of art-making magic to New York City's newest park, Little Island NYC

Park visitors are invited to create abstract tonal boxes using assorted paper, then add their creations to an ongoing collaborative community sculpture. Find us in the Glade on Wednesdays from 3-4 PM through August 4th!

Please note that a Timed Entry Reservation is *required* to access the park. We can't wait to make art with you!

Get tickets @ https://littleisland.org/timed-entry-reservations

Photo by Liz Ligon.

Congratulations to our Executive Director Seth Cameron on landing a spot in Observer’s Arts Power 50! 🥳Observer shared t...
07/12/2021
Seth Cameron

Congratulations to our Executive Director Seth Cameron on landing a spot in Observer’s Arts Power 50! 🥳

Observer shared the following: “[The Museum’s] latest project, an animated kids series titled, The Look Make Show, teaches kids how art reflects the contemporary cultural context and invites them to add their voices. Beginning this summer, the museum will create a robust online channel made in collaboration with kids. Filled with stories from art history, follow-along activities, artist interviews, the content will begin dropping this fall.”

Click the link below to read the full profile.

“Art shouldn’t be thought of as an extra-curricular activity,” Cameron told Observer recently. “Children realize this intuitively.”

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