CMA Stories

If you were to create your own action figure, what would it look like? Is your figure holding a trophy, lifting weights, painting a picture? Read more

India Jolie loves ice cream so much, she decided to turn her passion for the sweet treat into a business. With the help of family and friends, India raised enough money last summer to purchase an Italian Ice cart. Read more

This past weekend, CMA animated film, Dear Girls of the Future, was invited to the Tribeca Film Festival to screen as part of the Downtown Youth Behind the Camera program. Read more

How-To: Make Your Own Paper

Paper is one of many amazing materials that is 100 percent recyclable. You can make your own paper at home with just a few paper scraps and a couple of tools. Read more

How-To: Shoebox Pinball

Pinball is a classic arcade game played by flipping a ball around a course to score points. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make your own pinball game with materials you can find around your apartment!
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This Sunday, April 9, we will be celebrating Egyptian culture with the Egyptian Celebration Company. Join us for workshops and performances inspired by Egyptian artistic traditions, such as mythological hybrid masks, collaborative pyramid sculptures, and stories from the Nile River.
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CMA intern Jack Adam has been with CMA since the summer of 2016. When he isn’t assisting the Fine Arts Department, Jack can usually be found traveling around Brooklyn and Manhattan with a camera in hand. Jack’s artwork has earned him nineteen Scholastic Art Awards, including a gold key for his photograph of a skateboarder napping in Tompkins Square Park, which is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Memorial Day weekend.
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Welcome to our first ever How-To Tuesday! Every other Tuesday we will be sharing a simple how-to guide so you can recreate some of our most popular studio activities at home. These workshops have simple materials that you can often find around the apartment or at your local craft store. For our first How-To Tuesday, we will be sharing how to paint with golf balls! Read more

Cinema Shorts Art Colony Projects

Projects created during Cinema Shorts Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Shadow Puppets Art Colony Projects

Projects created during Shadow Puppets Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Projects created during Art Around the World Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Clay Bar Masters, a clay sculpture and animation class, is the museum’s most popular after school class every semester. It’s no wonder why. In each class, young artists get an hour and a half of undivided attention from CMA’s talented Teaching Artists and unlimited access to the Clay Bar to create magical creatures, clay portraits, mini sculptures and more. Read more

Printmaking Art Colony Projects

Projects created during Printmaking Art Colony Day Camp classes! Read more

Virtual reality, real-life Minecraft, kittens in space! CMA’s Video Game Expo on Saturday, Dec. 3, took visitors into the world of video game design where they got to learn all about what it takes to create one. Read more

In this blog post, we highlight 6 contemporary artists of the indigenous peoples of America whose work you may not be familiar with yet. While many of these artists are inspired by the traditional artistic techniques of their ancestors, their work focuses on the contemporary narrative of the modern-day indigenous person. Read more

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