Saturday, January 16, 2010

A MAD Morning in The Museum of Arts and Design! W's first of 2 art classes were held at this museum right smack in the middle of Columbus Circle. I've never noticed the tall, white, single building before. Now it's the first thing I see, lol. Inside, there are lots of sculptures, made of various materials. Mainly paper, wood, and fabric. So interesting. And so many beautiful pieces. W's class was about using paper to create things based on a concertina (accordion) folding technique. The kids envisioned cityscapes and cut out their own from long pieces of colored paper. These were collected at the end of the class and were all looped and hung together from one main point so it just looked like this cascading, colorful, city mosaic-mobile.

Before they began their project, we were taken down to a couple of the galleries. Huge pieces, some the size of a whole wall, were hung throughout the 5th and 4th floors. The kids all sat on the floor and discussed what they were looking at. They were asked what it reminded them of, what was used to make it, and what was the feeling surrounding it. W enjoyed this a lot. At the end of the class his friend's dad told me saw W doodling some cartoon characters and he was impressed. It turns out he's a cartoon artist. He decided that it would be a great idea to create a cartooning/art class for these 4 or 5 boys (including his 2 boys). How lucky is that? Hopefully we can get this started really soon!

Check this out: It was 44 degrees at 4:44pm yesterday.


Tech Wife said...

I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what it's like to homeschool in a big city! Wishing your daughter well as she waits to hear about her school auditions!

NYCitymomx3 said...

Thanks so much. Hopefully in less than 2 weeks we'll know.