CMA & Schools

CMA in Schools

 

CMA’s school partnerships (Pre-K–12th Grade), are led by professional Teaching Artists. We work hand-in-hand with schools to integrate the arts in classrooms, using project-based learning to creatively bridge disciplines. As a partner of the NYC Department of Education (DOE), all of our school programming supports the Common Core State Standards, NYC DOE’s Blueprint Standards for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts and the Moving Image, Framework for 21st Century Learning, and Universal Design for Learning. The duration of our partnerships can range from one month, to a semester, to an entire academic year.

Partnership packages can be modified to meet the needs of the partner school, including extensive partnerships with multiple classrooms and additional professional development. Please see below for the layout of a standard partnership bundle or click here for a downloadable PDF.

Please contact CMA’s School Programs Manager, Zahra Ahmed at zahmed@cmany.org for more information and to book your school’s partnership bundle.

Specialties

WEE Arts

Pre-K: WEE Arts bundles provide multisensory experiences that encourage observation, exploration, and creative thinking. Students develop motor and language skills through process-based art-making by layering a variety of exciting tactile materials to create new surfaces, textures, forms, shapes, and colors. Students are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and are supported through collaborative projects to gain important social skills.

Fine Arts

K-12th Grades: Fine Arts bundles provide opportunities for close examination of artworks in social context, questioning, and analysis of artistic practice. Students develop techniques and understanding of choice making through the impact of materials and exploration of various media including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, textiles, sculpture, and installation. Students host an exhibition of their work to share with the larger community.

Media Lab

1st-12th Grades: Media Lab bundles provide exposure to new media software through digital storytelling techniques in stop-motion animation and live-action film. Students work collaboratively to create narratives by making films which exercise literacy skills through script-writing, character development, set design and sound selection. Students host a film screening at their school.

Standard Bundles (Based on 6 In-School Visits for a Class)

Standard Bundles Include

CMA can work with your school to customize partnerships for additional sessions.

  • Class Visit to CMA: Students will be led on an inquiry-based tour of artwork in the CMA gallery followed by hands-on art making in the studios.
    • WEE & FINE ARTS: $200 value    MEDIA LAB: $250 value

 

  • PD – Curriculum Planning: CMA’s School Programs Manager and Teaching Artists will meet with classroom teachers and principals to discuss how we can collaborate.
    • WEE & FINE ARTS: $200 value    MEDIA LAB: $250 value

 

  • 6 Direct Student Service Sessions – In-School Visits: Teaching Artists will work with you to infuse the arts into your classroom curriculum. (Based on a class period)
    • WEE & FINE ARTS: $200 value    MEDIA LAB: $250 value

 

  • Student Art Exhibition or Film Screening at Your School: Students will celebrate and share their work with their families and others in the school community.
    • WEE & FINE ARTS: $200 value    MEDIA LAB: $250 value

 

  • PD – Evaluation: CMA’s School Programs Manager will meet with your school’s participating staff to reflect on the impact of the visits.
    • WEE & FINE ARTS: $200 value    MEDIA LAB: $250 value

 

  • Free Family Passes for All Participating Students: Students will receive a family pass (admits up to 4 people) to visit CMA once for free!
    • $48/pass for each student; i.e. 25 family passes = $1200 value

Standard Bundle Fees

WEE & FINE ARTS BUNDLE:

  • Fee: $1,650    Value: $3,300    Savings: 50%

MEDIA LAB BUNDLE:

  • Fee: $2,075    Value: $4,150   Savings: 50%

Partnership packages are based on a relationship with one class. Partnerships can be modified to meet the needs of the school, including extensive partnerships with multiple classrooms and additional professional development. Please contact CMA’s School Programs Manager, Zahra Ahmed at zahmed@cmany.org for more information and to book your school’s partnership bundle.

Semester & Year-Long Partnership Bundles

Semester-Long Partnership Bundle

WEE & FINE ARTS BUNDLE

  • Includes 20 direct students service sessions & 2 PDs:
  • Fee: $4,050

MEDIA LAB BUNDLE

  • Includes 20 direct students service sessions & 2 PDs:
  • Fee: $6,650

Partnership packages are based on a relationship with one class. Partnerships can be modified to meet the needs of the school, including extensive partnerships with multiple classrooms and additional professional development. Please contact CMA’s School Programs Manager, Zahra Ahmed at zahmed@cmany.org for more information and to book your school’s partnership bundle.


Year-Long Partnership Bundle

WEE & FINE ARTS BUNDLE

  • Includes 40 direct student service sessions & 2 PDs:
  • Fee: $7,650

MEDIA LAB BUNDLE

  • Includes 40 direct student service sessions & 2 PDs:
  • Fee: $12,850

Partnership packages are based on a relationship with one class. Partnerships can be modified to meet the needs of the school, including extensive partnerships with multiple classrooms and additional professional development. Please contact CMA’s School Programs Manager, Zahra Ahmed at zahmed@cmany.org for more information and to book your school’s partnership bundle.


Grant Funded Opportunities to Partner with CMA

We partner with NYC DOE Public Schools on grant funded partnerships including Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) and programs for English Language Learners and students with disabilities.

Long-term partnerships enable us to merge fine arts and media art programs and provide students time to develop meaningful projects and collaborations.

For more information, contact Zahra at zahmed@cmany.org.

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