Arts Education #EastNewYork Brownsville
For our final studio class before we begin our East New York, Brownsville Mural Project we began with 10-Second Figure Drawing warm-ups.
Funny how kids love drawing no matter their skill level, but when you tell them to skip the details and draw as much of the model as they can in 10-seconds they have a hard time letting go. But after about the 3rd or 4th round, they get it and rip through drawings laughing and being at ease. And then we introduced Site-Specific conceptual ideas to them! Not one student was deterred by trepidation. They leaped at the challenge!
We showed the kids images of Richard Serra’s Te Tuhirangi Contour (1991/2000) and Alan Goldsworthy’s Arches (2005) works at Gibbs Farm in New Zealand, as an introduction to Site-Specific installation.
“Oh, so first we have to observe the shape of the space where before we make our installation.” Our five week intensive in essence, is about observation making, even so, I was impressed with a student’s accurate reply before we gave more specific instructions.
I can’t imagine why anyone would doubt or fail to see the value of arts in education. On Thursday, we launch into our East New York, Brownsville Mural Project commissioned by Community Solutions and The Brownsville Partnership. Our unveiling will be on Tuesday, August 25th. Keep an eye out for the announcement. And please consider joining us!
Together we are unstoppable!
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