CMA Stories

Summer Art Colony campers created fascinating films and sculptures this week, from a feature-length animation movie, to interactive Rube Goldberg machines. Check out photos and videos from the week of July 10-14. Read more

Summer Art Colony campers journeyed back in time to study the art of Ancient Egypt! There were also classes in toy design, animation, and sculpture. Check out photos and videos from the week of July 5 - 7. Read more

Arya’s Boot House

Using studio architect tools such as T-squares, rulers, compasses, protractors, x acto blades and writing utensils, Arya created Boot House from two-dimensional drawings turned into three-dimensional structural spaces with cardboard. Read more

The second week of Summer Art Colony was a blast with classes in printmaking, editing, and animation! Check out photos and videos from the week of June 26 - 30 Read more

How-To: Geometric Weavings

For today’s How-To Tuesday, we are sharing how to create a geometric weaving! Read more

We kicked off the first week of Summer Art Colony with classes in animation, design and fine arts! Check out photos and videos from the week of June 19 - 23. Read more

School is finally out for the summer, so we’ve rounded up a number of fun, FREE family events to add to your calendar. Enjoy outdoor movies under the sunset, make art on historic Governors Island, spend an evening at CMA...the creative fun awaits!
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How-To: Map Hands

For today’s How-To Tuesday, we are sharing how to create a sculptural map of your hand! Read more

Children’s Museum of the Arts is excited to host a family-friendly Pride festival this month. Get ready for the festival with this list of picture books on pride and gender expression that our local librarian, Kristy Raffensberger from the NYPL branch at 66 Leroy Street, put together for us. Read more

For today’s How-To Tuesday, we are sharing how to create a unique map of our own neighborhood. Read more

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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