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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In Review: Inside Out/Outside In

CMA began our summer with the exhibit Inside Out/Outside In, which was the 5th annual celebration of artwork from our school partnerships and community programs. With pieces created by students in over 20 partnerships, Inside Out/Outside In provided a look at the city’s different neighborhoods and cultures as well as realizing a new generation of artists.

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Art Colony Wrap-Up: August 10

It was another busy week for Art Colony as students worked on creating documentaries, costumes, short films, and drawings at CMA and on Governors Island. Learn more about the awesome work our campers were doing:

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Checking In: Pier Pop Up and Free Art Island Outpost

Rain or shine, CMA’s been soaking up the outdoors this summer through two of our favorite free programs, the Hudson River Park Pier Pop-Up and our Free Art Island Outpost. Here’s a look at what’s happened at these two locations in July and August.

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