NEW! Monday Weaving Workshop with Rachel

Join CMA Teaching Artist, Rachel, on Mondays in August from 12:00 – 4:45 PM to learn weaving techniques (ages 5+)! Weaving is one of the oldest known methods of crafting, tracing back to around 12,000 years ago. It is one of the primary methods of textile creation, crossing vertical threads and horizontal threads to create cloth. Did you

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Summer Art Colony: July 27-31

103 Charlton Food Films Working with watercolors, clay, stop motion animation and sound recording, young animators created delicious films featuring FOOD! Fruits, vegetables, snacks, entrees, and drinks made their debut, as animators created their script, characters and sets surrounding their favorite foods! Looking at artists like PES and Guiseppe Arcimboldo for inspiration, the Food Films class learned many ways to use animation effects in

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Summer Art Colony: July 20-24

103 Charlton Paint My Picture Young artists at CMA were excited to create their very own self-portraits this week! The Paint My Picture class learned new drawing and painting techniques to complete their final projects. Learning to make observational drawings, blind contour drawings, printmaking, proportions, and color theory, they worked individually to practice and master

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GirlStories Meets Experimental Animator, Emily Hubley!

The GirlStories crew had the opportunity to meet and discuss the filmmaking process with award winning animator, Emily Hubley. Emily has been working in the field of Experimental Animation for over 30 years, creating short and long works through hand-drawn and stop motion techniques. They also began their own animations! See the students in action,

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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: Week 7

Lauren Weinstein is a comic artist and author of well known and loved graphic novels, including Goddess of War and one so aptly named Girl Stories. She joined our GirlStories class week last week to discuss her process of creating her unique graphic novels. She shared an inspiring look into how she goes about “inking” and laying out her work.

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GirlStories: Week 5

This week we explored the work of Lotte Reiniger, a German born artist that was active during the 1920s onward. When she was a child she was captivated by Chinese silhouette theater and began to craft puppets of her own. As she grew older, she began to work with theater groups and filmmakers, creating title

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Girl Stories: Week 1

Friday, February 7th marked the wonderful first day of CMA’s newest free program, GirlStories, and we were just overwhelmed with the talent, drive and intellect of the girls accepted into the program. The class began with a fruitful discussion about all of the mediums that will be explored over the course of the semester. We

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Tweet Exhibit

Since 2006, the word “tweet” is commonly used to refer to a “short communication of 140 characters.” In New York City, we witness more and more pedestrians striding through life with heads buried in smartphones. We tweet, we text, we email on the go. The simple act of looking around as we go about our

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Welcome to Inclusive Sundays

CMA’s Inclusive Program offers a variety of weekend classes, enabling children with physical and developmental challenges to create art alongside family and friends in a recreational setting. Currently, we offer two different programs: Inclusive Saturdays (Stripes), for children on the autism spectrum, and Inclusive Sundays, for children with physical disabilities. Meet Debra, OT Debra Fisher is

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