Friday, January 14, 2011

P.S.4 Partners In Education: Dia/The Hispanic Society of America Museum

Each year, 5th grade classes partner with artists and instructors from Dia/Hispanic Society of America Museum to create artwork inspired by exhibitions at the museum. This year, students will focus on the work of Koo Jeong A.

"This year, the artist's work is very abstract", says Education Accociate, Christine Hou, "and the students really have to use their imagination". Ms. Christine (as she is fondly called by our 5th graders) will work with Ms. McLeod's class to discuss how the artist was inspired by the five senses. Each 5th grade class will work with an art instructor on four different occasions. On January 21, students walked to the Hispanic Society of America Museum to see the exhibit. "It smells like paint", said Franklin S. and Carlos D. (pictured above) as he walked in the large white room housing the artwork of Koo Jeong A. During the month of February, P.S. 4 will host it's own exhibition showcasing student work inspired by this abstract artist.

To see a photo of our students working with Dia/Hispanic Society of America last year, click here.


Anonymous said...

Yay! I can't wait to show my students this article! Thank you, Ms. Lennon. You made me smile.

Ms. McLeod

Anonymous said...

I love the way the five grade artist are taking there time to make picture and this is very good for them because they can follow there dreams!!!!!!!!!!