See What’s New in the Sound Booth!

CMA’s Sound Booth is a very popular spot where young artists over the years have been able to create their own songs and tell their epic personal stories! Our ever popular songwriting workshops by Teaching Artist Ian Judd are not to be missed! Find a wide variety of updated selections from our signature Songwriting &

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GirlStories Fall/Winter Finalé

We are so happy to share the final films and selected pages from Fall/Winter GirlStories Projects. Please enjoy the opportunity to get lost in the unique worlds created by the students, involving Edible Dictators, the Subway, Squids and more…  

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GirlStories 2014-2015: Weeks 6 & 7

Over the last two weeks, GirlStories has been graced by the visits of two talented, successful women storytellers: Paula Salhany and Joana Avillez. Paula works as a director and editor across various cinematic mediums, and Joana works as an illustrator for books, magazines and online publications. Both artists offered insights and inspiration to the young

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GirlStories 2014-2015: Weeks 4 & 5

It is a busy time in GirlStories! The team is in the midst of laying out their comic pages, creating 2 -dimensional puppets for animations, and refining scripts for their live-action shoots! This past week, Ginevra Lee shared a page from her group’s storyboards. This page reflects a moment when a young girl finds her

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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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