Sand painting with Art Adventures

Inspired by the work of sand painter, Joe Mangrum and Navajo healing rituals, children designed their own sand paintings using concentric circles, organic and geometric forms.

To see Joe’s work, visit his website www.joemangrum.com or find him daily in Union Square or Washington Square Park.

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In Art Adventures, children discussed the work of David Hockney and his interest in space, digital reproduction and representations of the real world.
Children used layering and parts to create a whole to make their own non-conventional photomontages which played with different points of perspective and explore representation.

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Exploring Negative Space and Rachel Whiteread

In Art Adventures, students learned about the work of Rachel Whiteread and her use of molds and negative space.  Children mixed and poured their own plaster molds and chose how to add color and arrange them.

Take a peek!

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Congratulations to Austin!

Austin James’ art was chosen to be on the Buckley art exhibition invitation! We take pride in Austin’s work as a budding artist, an avid Museum Adventurer (with CCA!) and a great kid.  Notice his use of pattern, color and composition which, combined,  make this eagle “fly!” “Thank you for all that you have taught my children and for all that you have exposed them to!”  -Jennifer James.

Buckley’s Spring Art Exhibition, featuring Austin’s work,  is on April 25th from 4:30-6pm. Austin James spring 2013Austin James spring 2013 close uo