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Summer Art Colony Update: August 26-30, 2019

Tiny Islands @ Governors Island

Students in Tiny Islands have been using many different materials and techniques to create their own miniature worlds! Students have gone on scavenger hunts around the Island and made temporary sculptures outside using found natural materials. In the classroom, they have built tiny worlds out of paper and natural materials, sculpted tiny clay islands, and invented some paper maché creatures!

Documentary Filmmaking @ Governors Island

Filmmakers this week are partnering with the Climate Museum, an organization just a few houses down from us in Nolan Park! The students’ original documentary will explore solutions for climate change. They have been learning about the different techniques of documentary filmmaking, discussing how they want to frame the issue, and storyboarding the film. On Monday, they visited the Climate Museum and planned out the film. In the days following, they have been creating stop-motion sequences and collecting live footage of Governors Island, and will begin to film interviews shortly. We can’t wait to feel inspired by their final result!

More in Art Colony

  • Magic on Film @ Governors Island Filmmakers are collaborating on an original movie with supernatural elements! After developing the story, students wrote the entire script, created animations for the movie’s credits, and built props. The actors… Read more

  • Landscape Painting @ Governors Island The students in this week’s class have been creating landscape paintings from observation and from their imagination. Whether working en plein air or in the classroom, they have been learning… Read more

  • Upcycled Art and Design @ Governors Island The Upcyclers have been turning trash into treasure! Using found and repurposed materials such as recycled plastic and cardboard, they have been making original artworks ranging from loom… Read more

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