QUEENS COLLEGE ART CENTER
June 13 - June 21, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 13 2019 3PM-6PM
Open to Public.
A Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) exhibition
featuring students from
P.S. 201Q, The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research
M.S. 210Q, The Elizabeth Blackwell Middle School
Art Adventures, a semester long class, provided an introduction to art history and art making to third graders at PS 201 and to sixth graders at MS 210. Using images of artworks from the Godwin-‐‑Ternbach Museum collection, students were introduced to historical forms of art making from many cultures and communities from all over the world.
The students learned that all cultures make art but the materials they use and the ways they express themselves or tell stories through their work can differ between places, peoples, and time periods. The classes addressed questions about art: What is art? Who is an artist? How and why is art created?
These lessons and projects exposed students to painting, drawing, printmaking, storytelling, and sculpture in addition to technical skills such as perspective and color theory. But most importantly, the lessons gave the students an opportunity to engage in open-‐‑ended creativity, personal expression, and experimentation.
Art Adventures, a Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) program, provided by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, was made possible through the generosity of New York City Council Members Rory Lancman and Eric Ulrich, and was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.