Second Day of Rotation Three- Mosaics and Printmaking!

Second Day of Rotation Three- Mosaics and Printmaking!

Last week, we got the news that City Art Lab was accepted to the BASF team design project! As part of the project, the students were asked to respond to one of three topics: Habitat: Address how urban places (buildings, public spaces, and civic infrastructures) can conserve future resources. Citizenship: Demonstrate improvements in quality of life as people start … Continue reading

Rotation Two Wrap-Up: Mask and Book Making

Rotation Two Wrap-Up: Mask and Book Making

Last session of Rotation Two finished strong! During this class, the City Art Lab students were able to take the two-dimensional pieces and ideas that they had been working on in previous classes and moved into the realm of three-dimensionality. In the Roots/History group, the teens were able to use past pieces, such as their symbol drawings, … Continue reading

Guest author: Minority Report

CCNY Art Ed alum, Jasmin Eli-Washington, led a standout activity at the recent Teaching Art Today: #BlackLivesMatter Teach in at the New Museum. Her description of the lesson can be adapted for multiple contexts. Minority Report Why this Exercise?: The goal of this exercise is to create a supportive environment in which the participants can … Continue reading

Second Day of Rotation Two – Continuation of Portraits and Watercolor

Second Day of Rotation Two – Continuation of Portraits and Watercolor

This week at City Art Lab, our Roots/History and Transformation groups continued exploring their themes of present day roots and inner/personal transformation. Roots/History looked at the artwork of Frida Kahlo, Kehinde Wiley and Deborah Kass, along with their self-portraits from the previous week,  as references for their project this week. Experimental usage of watercolors were introduced to … Continue reading

Thesis Update: Marilyn Casey

My name is Marilyn Casey and for the past four years I have worked in the field of art museum education. I have always thought my path to museum education was more untraditional than others.  I came to art museum education from a traditional Visual Art Education Undergraduate program at the State University of New … Continue reading