Taking a Line for a ...

“Drawing is taking a line for a walk”- Paul Klee. As a review of line, students in the 2nd grade learned all about Swiss artist Paul Klee & his life and abstract works. They viewed many of his famous artworks and learned that Klee was often inspired by child like art. They learned...

Building teamwork and community in the Art room! Jan01

Building teamwork an...

Building teamwork & community in the Art room one week at a time!! A successful art class has effective models and systems. Think of as many creative ways as you can to build responsibility in your...

Piet Mondrian inspir...

Kindergarten students just completed a unit on primary & secondary colors. As a follow up to their study, they were introduced to artist Piet Mondrian and his famous works of art. They immediately noticed that Piet Mondrian frequently used primary colors in his works. Inspired by his...

Paul Klee Abstract C...

Students in the 2nd grade learned all about Swiss artist Paul Klee & his life and abstract works. They viewed many of his famous artworks and learned that Klee was often inspired by child like art. They learned that his family was very artistic! His father was a music teacher and his...

Talking about Art with Young Artists! Dec06

Talking about Art wi...

Try talking about art with students as young as 4 years old! Art Critiquing is one of the best ways to teach children to look, analyze, describe, and respond to their own artworks and to the artworks of others. It builds confidence, self-esteem, responsibility to each other & “art...

Native American Lear...

Congrats 4th grade artists on an amazing learning fair celebration! Check out your 2014 Native American Learning https://www.flickr.com/photos/shaniperezarted/sets/72157649192018847/ The fourth grade artists have been learning all about Native American symbols and pictographs in art &...

Value Study- Citysca...

Students in the 1st grade learned all about value in art. The learned that value is the lightness or the darkness of a color. They explored how tints (the light values) are created by adding the color white & shades (the dark values) are created by adding the color black. Students studied...

Wassily Kandinsky Ab...

Students are often very used to viewing and interpreting realistic art. In this lesson, students explored the world of Abstract Art through a variety of artists. Students viewed how various elements of art are very prominent in Abstract art (line, color, shape). They learned how subjective...

ARTWORKS ’14

Recently I was selected to facilitate a workshop at the 34th Annual City-Wide Art Education Conference, ArtWorks14 hosted by NYCATA/UFT. The conference was held at the High School of Art & Design on Saturday October 25, 2014 Workshop Name: CREATIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 101 This workshop...

Georgia O’Keef...

1st grade artists have been learning about Georgia O’Keeffe, her famous artworks and her message to other artists. Georgia saw the world in a different way as we all do. Students discussed the importance of an artist to express the way they see the world around them through art. Georgia...

Janelle Iglesias- Public  Art for Public Schools (PAPS) Partnership Sep20

Janelle Iglesias- Pu...

So excited about the newly installed sculpture CONSTELLATION FOR A CONUNDRUM, 2014 by artist Janelle Iglesias. A a ceiling mounted sculpture created for the P.S. 51 atrium, a 2-story alcove leading to the school’s playground. The sculpture is a three-dimensional rendering of two different...

Jordan Betton- FACES OF 51, 2014 Sep20

Jordan Betton- FACES...

We are so excited to have a new roof top artwork installation by artist Jordan Betton, a world famous artist. This work of art entitled the FACES OF 51, 2014 fills the walls of our Rooftop Playground. It was created to represent the unique diversity of our school. It is as unique as all of...