Springing Ahead with City Art Lab: Mandalas & Daring to Be

Happy Spring!

The warm and sunny weather here in New York brings the fresh promise of … fresh inspiration for Rotation Two of graduate student teachers! Alternative ideas and practices on Risk and Balance will be explored over the next three weeks: Balance students will be working on Mandalas, symbols of unity and complexity, complexity and unity, and Risk students will be looking into themselves and their work to question what Truth is in light of Risk.


This week, Balance students brainstormed and free explored themes inherent in Mandalas to begin the framework for their larger project, using a variety of classic drawing and painting materials.


Meanwhile, Risk students used idea mapping to identify personal risks in their lives, examining artists who took risks in their lives (which granted them fame), and, created Trading Cards based on the themes and instances on their idea post it notes. Artistic Trading Cards originate from Switzerland, as mini artworks to be traded and used for inspiration. Students traded their cards to take home and work on .. can’t wait to see what next week will bring.


Till next time!


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