Drawing & Painting

Experiment with marks, lines, shapes, patterns and colors using a variety of materials.

Mexican Foil Tooling Birds, Inspired by Frida Kahlo

In this art workshop students will learn about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The teaching artist will share the book “Me, Frida” by AMY NOVESKY. The book is a beautifully illustrated story about Frida’s first visit to New York, from her home in Mexico. Every page in the book features a bird that follows Frida […]

Japanese Paper Fans

AIR Artist Cynthia Scott will introduce students to the art of Japan. They will learn about the uses of a folding fan through history and design their own Japanese folding fan using traditional symbols. Students will also learn the history and use of a chop (a unique stamp that serves as a personal signature) that […]

The Art of India: Oil Pastel Drawing

Students will be inspired by artists in India using oil pastels and watercolor. Studying the history of the color festival in Jaipur, India, the children learn how to draw an elephant, and apply traditional Indian design motifs . Artist Cynthia Scott will demonstrate step-by-step how to draw an elephant.  Curriculum: India, Art Residency Length: 2 […]

Custom Pictorial Mural

The most prominent characteristic of a Mural is uniting the architectural elements of your space with the aesthetic beauty of the painting. Unlike wall papers or store- bought stickers, when a colorful mural is created on your wall, it will present a fresh, inspiring feeling in your environment! Collaborating with teachers, students and staff about […]

Painting on Black Canvas

  Let’s explore the wondrous field of Black and White Illustration and expand your drawing and painting skills in the engaging exercise: Painting on Black Canvas! Working with a black canvas adds a unique dimension to your painting and to your artistic process and perception. Through the use of black and white acrylic paint, we […]

Pictures, Figures, Caricatures, Oh My

  There are unlimited ways for your inventive abilities as an artist to express yourself. In this residency,  we’ll explore the wondrous field of Illustration, including Figure Drawing, Cartooning and Caricatures. Be inspired by remarkable illustrators and caricature artists from around the world, such as Miguel Covarrubias, Albert Hirschfeld, even Leonardo Da Vinci and Claude […]

An Eye for Art: A Day at the Museum

  Bring New York City’s MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) to your school..! Join our exciting and innovative course and explore the Modern Art movements from mid- 1800s through the late 1970s, including de Stijl, Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Art Nouveau! Let’s be inspired by the renowned styles and revolutionary works of Piet Mondrian, Wassily […]

Book Arts with STEAM

Inspire students to create their own handmade books for drawing and writing using STEAM-based concepts.  Choose from origami, marbleized covers or plantable seed paper book arts techniques that best match your curriculum and grade level. Additional book arts workshops available by request. Curriculum: n/a Residency Length: 1-2 days Materials Fee: $2 per student Gabrielle Kanter Drawing […]

Animation Magic

Using an animated movie that I made, I demonstrate the basics of animation with my original cells, background paintings, and light board. The children learn how persistence of vision makes illusion of motion and animation possible. I show them examples of different types of animation, and applying the basic principles they’ve just learned, help them […]

You Can Paint Watercolors

Proposal Description Children will learn basic techniques of watercolors using primary and secondary colors and simple washes. By observing fruits and vegetables, students will gain an understanding of color, shape and texture. We will use the book, You Can Paint Watercolors by Allwyn Crawshaw, as a reference. I will demonstrate how to paint a watercolor, […]

Eric Carle and Paste Paper Collage

I will show the students one of my paste paper paintings. We will discuss the techniques that I used to create different textures. The students will discover what texture is by touching their hair and clothing. I will relate my artwork and the use of textures as I read the Eric Carle book, The Mixed-Up […]

Paint Your House

The Children will learn basic watercolor techniques. Basic drawing, perspective, primary and secondary colors, and simple washes. An approach to painting a house will be outlined. The major elements that make up a house will be discussed. Students will bring a photo of their home, if they desire, that can be used for their painting. […]

Custom Painted Mural

Artist will work with students to create a custom painted mural to beautify your school.  The mural can tie into any curriculum or theme.  The students can be involved in all aspects of planning and painting the mural, or the artist can create solo.  The artist will be glad to meet and discuss different options […]

Interactive Mural

Karina will create a mural based on or around curriculum, working closely with educators to incorporate elements and character from books read throughout the year. The mural can be created independently or in collaboration with students, using her experience as an exhibit designer an illustrator adding various interactive elements such as magnetic sections, mirrors, tiles […]

Drawing Workshop

Karina brings drawing into the classroom, teaching children and young adults to draw more realistically by covering the principles of drawing through introduction and explanation of basic art element and principle of design. She will teach composition, proportion, values, light, line giving students basic tools to continue to draw and observe the world around them.  […]

Murals and Scenic Art

Artist Jennifer Cole enjoys working  with teachers and students to create original painted murals. The works can be drawn from any perspective – curriculum based or not. She likes working with the students and teachers to capture their creativity. Curriculum: All subject areas Residency Length: Time depends on dimension of project – a full week, […]

Book Arts in the Classroom

Inspire students to create their own books. Styles include accordion, pop-up, wearable books and journals. Students will personalize their books using stamps, drawings, painting and collage. Books can be used to hold students’ poetry, short stories and art work. Curriculum: literacy, creative writing Residency Length: 2-3 days Materials Fee: $2.00 per student Gabrielle Kanter Drawing & PaintingFiber […]

Recycled Garden 3-D Mural

Joyful Art Made from Recycled Materials Create a permanent 3-D mural made of  recycled plastic signage.  Artist, Colleen Attara, will demonstrate the many ways she uses reclaimed materials. Under Colleen’s guidance, the students will create their own recycled garden mural  filled with trees, leaves, birds pulling balloons, hearts and flowers. The size of the garden […]

Designing a Comic Page or Poster

Students will create a large poster using colored pencils and ink.  Cover art and panels will be done in group formations.Each student will be responsible for the layout, design and color theory to attract their audience. Using bold expressive graphic design elements for their newspaper comic will allow them to carefully and effectively construct eye catching […]


Explore the art of stop-motion animation using ipads and your imagination. Students will create the story, clay characters and voices to make their own short movies or music videos. Curriculum: Literary arts, clay, theatre, music Residency Length: 1-5 days Materials Fee: $3.00 per child Dan Simcox ClayDrawing & PaintingLiterary ArtsMixed MediaMusicTheatre K123456789-12