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

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

City Art Lab: Welcome back from Spring Break!

City Art Lab: Welcome back from Spring Break!

Welcome back from Spring Break! Hope you guys had a good vacation and a good Easter/Passover! We’re continuing on from last time, here at City Art Lab. Our Social Media team have finished their trial version of their papier mâché sculptures, with individual figures of what transformation is to them. The Identity team is continuing … Continue reading

Everything is process and nothing is process

We have been exploring collaboration and product vs process in Special Projects 1 & 2. Art Education students in this class rotate (in teams of two) and teach City Art Lab for three consecutive sessions. City Art Lab is a free afterschool program that engages youth and arts educators in a rigorous exploration of social issues through creating, analyzing, … Continue reading

Great start for the third rotation!

Great start for the third rotation!

Today is the start of our third rotation here at City Art Lab! We are very excited to see what our two groups are creating. Both teams are working with papier mâché; the Identity team will be creating masks whereas the Social Media team will be exploring a more abstract theme regarding transformation. Looking forward to seeing the … Continue reading