CAL Final Exhibition! December 16, 2016

CAL Final Exhibition! December 16, 2016

We had an fantastic evening this last Friday, December 16th! The gallery was packed with family, friends, and happy students-the energy was amazing. We are so proud to show and celebrate the artwork that our teen artists have created over these 12-weeks. Thank you to our teaching artists in building a community and empowering youth … Continue reading

Open Studio + Preparing For the Final Show

Open Studio + Preparing For the Final Show

This week City Art Lab had Open Studio-where students have been working + finalizing their chosen art pieces from these past 11 weeks. Both groups, Race & Next worked diligently and focused on  getting prepared for this next Friday’s art show!

Final Session | Rotation 3

Final Session | Rotation 3

The Next group continued to deconstruct their obsolete objects and making it into a 3-D sculpture. While creating their sculptures students thought about how might they highlight the ephemeral qualities of the object, its short life-span, and the transformation into something new. Students in the Race group added the final touches to their silk screens … Continue reading

Rotation 3 | Intervention: The Productive Act of Disagreement & What’s Next with Social Media?

Rotation 3 begins! Last week in the Race group, students began a new lesson with Teaching Artists, Flo & Mary. During this rotation, students will “intervene” representations of race and develop and expand new representations of self and community through reproducible print process, silk screen printing. Students responded to prompt by writing or drawing, If … Continue reading

Thesis Update: Inclusive Art Education

Hi, my name is Avery and I am a current graduate student in Art Education at the City College of New York. I worked as an editorial photographer for many years but changed careers so I could better connect with youth, art, and community. Now I work as a Family Programs Facilitator at the Whitney … Continue reading

Post-Election: Stencils & Zines

“When minds are linked, souls are healed.”-Jasmine Boothe This last Wednesday at City Art Lab, the final session of Rotation 2, students and teaching artists reflected and discussed post-Elections results and created artwork in response. The Next group continued to discuss the role of artists as activists and the ability to communicate and problem solve … Continue reading

Thesis Update: Eco-Art Education

Thesis Update: Eco-Art Education

Hi, my name is Leena. I am an Art Education graduate student at CCNY. In the past, I have worked as a Pre-K substitute teacher, an art specialist at a summer camp, and a Marquis Studio’s assistant in an afterschool arts program in the Bronx. I love working with kids and hope to become an … Continue reading