Monday, June 27, 2016

Animation and Variety Show

Today students celebrated the end of the year with an animation and variety show.  Family and friends joined all classes in watching The Circus, this year's amazing stop motion animation created by the students at P77K.  Following the animation screening, students showed off their talents with singing, dancing, and musical performances.  Many teachers joined in the fun with comedy routines and even a grand finale of a pie in the face!  Mr. Jonathan made balloons and students also enjoyed face painting and juggling.  Everyone had a fantastic time!  Thanks again to everyone that made this day so special, and a special thank you to Matthew L, our fantastic student host!  If you couldn't join us, we hope you will watch the video above.  Have a great summer everyone!

Ms. Maggie and Ms. Sarah lead students in a fantastic acoustic version of Ring of Fire.

Ms. Yevgeniya helps John with his wonderful piano solos, which included the theme from Batman and Superman.

Ms. Allison danced along with class X05 to Rhianna!

Taylor sings some Chris Brown.  Great Job!

Ms. Victoria, Ms. Maggie, and Mr. Jonathan do a hilarious comedy routine.

Nicholas throws a pie at Mr. Jonathan.  One of 10 student volunteers...that's a lot of pie in the face!

Ruelle gets a standing ovation with her vocal performance of Take Me Away.

Nicholas keeps the beat with his drum solo.

Class X02 shows off their juggling and dancing skills.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Animation and Variety Show

Students have been working very hard over the past month to create an amazing stop-motion animation called The Circus Comes to Town.  Students first created storyboards, sets, characters, they then used iMotion on the iPad to animate the movie, and lastly, they recorded dialogue and added sound effects. We can't wait to share the completed project with you next Monday morning at a combined film festival/variety show at PS77.  If you can't join us, don't worry, we will be putting the finished animation online soon for everyone to enjoy.  For a sneak preview, check out some of the photos of scenes below!

Wallace the Magician will wow you with his fantastic magic act.  Watch him make a rabbit appear and a few surprises too! 
Alexander the Man who knows will look into his magic ball to predict the future.  What will he see?

Our amazing ringmaster will lead you through the show and do a few acts of his own along the way!

And don't forget about our adorable lions, watch as they jump through the ring of fire.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PS Art Exhibition 2016

Congratulations to Kashief, who had work on display again this year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the exhibition PS Art 2016: Celebrating The Creative Spirt of NYC Kids.  Kashief's amazing watercolor, The Jazz Trio, was selected out of thousands of works of art from all five boroughs to be included in the exhibition.  Kashief's mother and grandmother were there to celebrate the big night with him.  His work is featured in the PS Art Catalog, where he states that art "makes me feel happy." We are so proud of him and know that he will go on to do many great things following his graduation this year!  

Kashief proudly shows off his painting, The Jazz Trio, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night at the opening reception for this year's PS Art exhibition. 

Kashief's grandmother admires his beautiful watercolor at the museum.  

Kashief poses with the other senior award winners and Agnes Gund at this year's ceremony.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Congratulations to all of our skilled printmakers, whose work was displayed at this year's D75 Festival of the Arts in the Bronx.  We received many compliments on our students' beautiful multicolor etchings and enjoyed seeing the wonderful art displays from so many special D75 artists.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sketchbooks 2

This week in art, students have been preparing their portfolios to bring home.  Included in some portfolios are student sketchbooks.  Students used sketchbooks this year to plan larger projects, explore favorite artists, record key art vocabulary, and much more.  I hope that they will use over the summer to continue their art making and observational drawing skills.  We wanted to share with you a few more pages from this year's first city wide sketchbook initiative.  Next year I hope to have all classes involved in this great project.

Friday, June 3, 2016

P77K on Broadway!

A dancer flies through the air as Peter Pan.

Today students showed off their many theatre and dance talents during our Broadway Hits production.  Parents, friends, and staff were treated to numbers from West Side Story, Oliver, Peter Pan, Grease, and many more.  The show was the culminating performance from our partnership with Marquis Studios, and made possible with the ELL and Students with Disabilities Grant from the DOE.  A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially classroom teachers, Ms. Jennifer, and our teaching artist from Marquis, Ms. Ellen. 

Students perform the money song from the musical Mama Mia.

Students take us back in time with the Hand Jive from Grease.
Students dance and rumble as the Sharks and the Jets in an amazing rendition from West Side Story.

Chefs stir up some cheers with Food Glorious Food, from Oliver.

Senior Art Show

Come by the art room to see the end of the year graduate art show.   Below are some highlights of the fourteen selected works, which represent only a small part of the many incredible art projects created by our seniors this year.  Congratulations to all of our amazing and talented graduating students!  We know you will go on to do great things and look forward to hearing about all of your accomplishments in art and life in the future!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Create Ability Programs at MoMA

Please check out these amazing opportunities for individuals with autism offered by MoMA!  Programs are free and available for students and family to learn about art and create hands on projects too!  For more information, e-mail or call (212) 408-6347.