Celebrating Collaboration with PS 33 Chelsea Prep

By Asya and Larissa

On June 10, the students of Ms. Scott’s and Ms. Georgantonis Pre-K classes at PS 33 celebrated the end of a 20-session arts residency at the Rubin Museum with morning of art activities, snacks and sharing.

The students loved sharing their collaborative projects with their parents. After working so hard on their own portraits, the students were so proud to see their works integrated into a class tree inspired by images of trees in the Bodies In Balance exhibition.  They had a great time looking for their self-portraits and finding their names on the completed banners.  The banners will hang at the Rubin Museum’s Education Center through the summer and then will be moved to the school for other students to see.L2014.5.2_Tree of the Body in Health and IllnessIMG_4818 2IMG_4764IMG_4823During the event, students heard the Himalayan story of the Four Friends and learned about their peaceful collaboration. Having their own collaborative works on display reminded the classes how they worked together to create art inspired by the museums collection.  They then also made a mandala together with each student filling in a part of the shape with colored pieces of paper.

IMG_4836 IMG_4839IMG_4834  IMG_4841 IMG_4844 2It was an absolute pleasure to work with such dynamic and creative students eager to learn about Himalayan cultures and practice art making.  We look forward to working more with PS 33 next year and continuing our own collaboration with the teachers, administrators, and parents.

Thank you to Marilyn, Laura and Gail for making the celebration extra special. We hope to see all the students and their families at the Rubin Museum in the near future.

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