The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

On September 2 2012, collage-artist Romare Bearden would have celebrated his 101st birthday, and many museums and organizations have set up honorary exhibitions throughout the year to honor the colláge artist  that defined the character of Black American life during the 20th century. The Studio Museum in Harlem organized an exhibition in tribute to Romare Bearden … Continue reading

The Virtual Gallery at CCNY

Hello all! My name is Catt Melendez, I’m a graduate student of CCNY’s Art Education program. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to be one of the 2014-2015 Connor Fellowship recipients, and design a project to help develop CCNY’s Art Education program and support its community. For my project, I’m going to create an online … Continue reading

Spring Exhibition is This Friday!

Make sure you come to our Opening Reception for our Spring Exhibition this Friday, May 16th, from 5-7PM at Gallery M, 123 W 135th St, between 7th and Lenox Avenue! Our kids and grad students are tying up the loose ends before our opening show, and picking out their last pieces and writing up their … Continue reading

Our Final Exhibition for Class 15500

After five weeks of having to respond with a quick drawing or sculpture, etc. to a “Do Now” prompt to start our Monday morning class I decided it was time for each student to do a longer, more sustained, piece of art.  They were to think about the art they had seen—either in their fellow … Continue reading

Gearing Up for the Spring Exhibition

Gearing Up for the Spring Exhibition

We are hard at work, getting ready for our Spring Exhibition next Friday! It’s open studio today, so the kids are left alone, busy and deciding among all the works they’ve produced during their time here at City Art Lab. In the course of the three months, we have seen some amazing work produced, and the … Continue reading