Monday, September 22, 2014

Surrealist Games

This week students are creating Exquisite Corpse drawings and collages.  First created by the surrealists in the 1920s, this type of drawing is based on an old parlor game.  The first player draws the head, folds the paper over so that the second person can not see the head, then the second person draws the torso and then folds that over, so that the third person drawing the legs can not see the torso or the head.  The results are funny and silly! We have had a great time making them in class, and hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Portraits in the Style of Arcimboldo

This week students are looking at artwork from the artist Arcimboldo (1527-1593), an Italian painter best known for his portrait heads made of objects such as fruits and vegetables.  They are creating collages in the artist’s style by cutting out images of corn, carrots, apples, pears, and more, and arranging them in the shape of a face.  Students may also draw their own portraits and add delicious details.  Students are focussing on fine motor skills, as well as creative design, balance, and composition of shape and color.  This project is so much fun and we hope that it makes you smile!

A creative and delicious drawing by Brandon.

Have you ever seen a pineapple nose? This artist used shapes in a fun way.

This wonderful composition of fruits and vegetables was created by a P77 artist.

A colorful, imaginative work in the style of Arcimboldo by Anthony.

A beautiful collage by one of our talented artists.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Discoveries at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering free Sunday programs for adults and children on the Autism Spectrum.  Each workshop focuses on a theme and includes a gallery tour followed by an art activity in the studio.  The programs are free, but reservations are necessary.  For more information go to their online visitor resource page or call (212) 650-2010.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Welcome back to school! We can't wait to get started making new masterpieces in Art Class! While our students are busy creating new work, please check out their amazing animation from last year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This incredible exhibition of student art has been extended and will continue to be on display for the next two months. You can view a slideshow of the selected work as well as the semi-finalist work by clicking on the links below.

P.S. Art 2014: Student Artworks | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Semi-Finalist Slide Show