It was a great and busy week at CMA and Governors Island. Fine Art Students learned silkscreening process and bookmaking, while Media Lab Students record their own songs and learned new animation techniques! Learn more about it here.
This past spring, CMA hosted a special exhibition in celebration of our 25th anniversary. Face to Face gave visitors a unique chance to explore self-identity through still, moving, and living portraits as they created art in a variety of mediums.
Ava, 5, created a new species of bird, the “Pinky Bird”, at the clay bar, then took it to the Sound Booth to introduce it to the world! Listen to her talk about herself and her artwork. [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/cma_sound/audio-portraits-ava-1[/soundcloud]
Meet Nicole, a self-proclaimed daredevil! Nicole made a clay sculpture at the clay bar, and came into the sound booth to discuss her creation and herself. Have a listen! [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/cma_sound/audio-portraits-nicole[/soundcloud]
What started with a visit to CMA’s Clay Bar ended in a unique collaboration from the media lab. Children first created clay characters at the Clay Bar, and then moved into the media lab to produce an abstract animation featuring their characters. Once the cameras were done rolling, the children entered the sound booth to
Meet Alex & Jack. The two came into the sound booth to record themselves talking about what makes them who they are. From discussing their favorite colors to choosing which historical period they would most like to have lived in, they tell all! Have a listen! [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/cma_sound/audio-portraits-alex-jack[/soundcloud]
Last week in the sound booth, seven year old Cody, stopped into the sound booth to talk a little bit about the clay creature he made the Clay Bar. He was soon joined by his cousins, Dory and Riza. Cody was visiting Dory and Riza from California. Listen to their conversation and learn about who
Listen to this new “Audio Portrait” from siblings Caroline, Michael, and Molly as they discuss their favorite colors, animals, and favorite fake mustaches. [soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/cma_sound/audio-portraits-caroline[/soundcloud]
On May 5th, families flocked into CMA for Picture This, a party and benefit celebrating 25 years of serving young artists in NYC. All proceeds go to CMA’s free community programs, and it’s always nice to party for a good cause.
Meet Colin, age 7. Colin came into the sound booth on a Friday afternoon to create his very own Audio Portrait. After discussing his interests, his likes and dislikes, Colin wasn’t quite finished. Colin decided to turn the traditional Audio Portrait on its head and make a remix – he autotuned his voice, added a
Meet Ava, seven years old. Ava wandered into the Sound Booth on a Thursday afternoon to record an audio portrait. The Sound Booth continues to offers its “Audio Portraits” workshop, in celebration of CMA’s current portrait-themed exhibition Face to Face. Audio Portraits offer each child an opportunity to explore notions of self through vocal recording and sound
The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers.