Thursday, November 12, 2015

5th Grade Art Club Visits M.A.D.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion has supported our 5th grade Art Club for nearly 8 years!  Nearly 15 students have the opportunity to visit museums, receive art lessons and showcase their art work in the school lobby!   Museum Educator Kally Sweeney, in charge of children's programming, works closely with Ms. Lennon (Art Club Adviser) to organize activities and trips that help students become great artists.

Selected by their teacher, because of their skills in art, twelve 5th grade artists visited the Museum of Arts & Design on 58th Street!  They sketched objects, discussed artwork by international artists, spoke to an artist-in-residency at the museum and they were given a lesson in working with ceramics.  A museum educator gave students a tour of the Japanese Kogei exhibit and instructed students on how to create a cup or bowl out of clay.  They even got to meet Artist Margaret Braun, who creates cups out of sugar!  Take a look at some highlights from the event and visit the school lobby to see masterpieces created by Art Club members!

Museum Educator gives a lesson to Art Club members.

Bowl inspired by tea cup exhibition.

Art Club members sketch objects in the museum.

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