GirlStories 2014-2015: Week 3

Thoughtful character design is an essential part of the storytelling process. Here are a couple of drawings that were created during our concept sketching sessions in GirlStories. “Toast” was drawn by Temi Motamed, and the humanoid creature was designed by Talia Kampton. These characters will be exploring some pretty mind-bending themes, including Pandoras Box and

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GirlStories in Vermont

During the weekend of September 27th, GirlStories took a trip to Essex, Vermont to work with the students at Essex Middle School. It marked the first ever GirlStories trip out of NYC! In just 2 days, the students conceived of and created a series of animated portraits entitled “Places We’ve Been and Places We’ll Go”.

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GirlStories 2014-2015: Week 1 & 2

We’ve launched into our Fall GirlStories semester with a bang! Please check back regularly this season, as we will be sharing creative reflections, drawings and writings by the girls themselves.   Annabelle Jagroop, one of the current young artist’s in the program, created this elegant collage as a response to our first class. About the

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Summer Art Colony: August 25 – 29

We can’t believe Summer 2014 has come to an end! It has been a great summer full of more imaginative paintings, drawings, sculptures, films, and fashions than we could have imagined. This summer saw a unique crew of young artists who built skills in a wide variety of mediums. We hope to see them all

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Summer Art Colony: August 18 – 22

103 Charlton The World of Calder Many of us are familiar with Alexander Calder’s famous mobiles, but his body of work includes much much more! Young artists in this week’s World of Calder class became experts on the work of Alexander Calder and created their own multi-faceted body of work! They became inspired by looking

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Summer Art Colony: August 11 – 18

103 Charlton Costume Design Young artists this week took fashion design to new levels of inspiration and research in their Costume Design class. They visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art early on in the week to look at all the jewelry collections and Chinese royal court clothes to get familiar with the different styles and details

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Summer Art Colony: August 4 – 8

103 Charlton Printmaking II The young artists in this week’s Printmaking II class are officially pros when it comes to the art of the print! Throughout the week, they were exposed to a wide variety of techniques, including relief, mono, woodblock, foamplate, and collagraph printing, as well as the class’ favorite, printing on the press!

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Summer Art Colony: July 28 – August 1

With the month of August upon us, we can’t believe that there is only 4 weeks of Art Colony remaining! The last week of August brought a wide variety of adventures with cinematography, fashion, textiles, food, and lots of films!   Governor’s Island Cinematography In this week’s Cinematography class, students learned just how much weight

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Summer Art Colony 2014: July 21 – 25

This fantastic week of portraits and pets marks the mid-point of our Summer Art Colony program! It’s hard to believe six weeks of classes have already gone by. But since we’re more of “glass is half-full” kind of people, we’re just looking forward to all the fun that is still to come! Governors Island Alternative

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Summer Art Colony 2014: July 14 – 18

Clear the stage and bust out your comic books, another week of Summer Art Colony classes is here! Using everything from clay and sewing machines, the young artists at 103 Charlton and Governor’s Island are certainly keeping CMA’s Teaching Artists busy. 103 Charlton   Fashion Design Prepare the runway for CMA’s summer collection! A group

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Summer Art Colony 2014: July 7 – 11

103 Charlton Tales of the Supernatural It is a dark and starry night and you’re huddled around the campfire, blanket pulled tight around you as someone starts to tell a story. With some satisfaction, you watch the fire’s shadows play across the storytellers face; to listen to a story of the supernatural is chilling, thrilling,

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Summer Art Colony 2014: June 30 – July 3

This week, students made everything from movies to selfies, workshop strategies to jars intended for holding vital organs. Needless to say, you should read more below!   103 Charlton   Egyptian Arts If there was ever a civilization that knew how to leave this world and head over to the afterlife in style, it was

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