Art Programs

ART PROGRAMS

Art Programs
LATIN AMERICAN ART
The teaching artist provides a framework for looking at art by directing careful observations of objects. Exploring background information on Latin American art, participants discover recurring themes in the art from different periods and geographical regions, from Pre-Colombian artifacts to paintings by Frida Kahlo. If time allows, the teaching artist will include a hands-on art project. An artist-led museum trip to view art and artifacts from Latin America is also available.
Artists: Barbara Barry, Nicole Haroutunian, , Christopher Lea, Misha McGlown, Lance Paladino or Rose Pearlman (see Artist Bios)
ASIAN ART
Asian art is rich in visual symbols drawn from various religions and philosophies. Students, with guidance from the teaching artist, analyze examples of Asian art to discover what these symbols, along with other artistic elements, tell us about the people of Asia, their beliefs and attitudes, and their world. Depending upon the time available, the teaching artist will include a hands-on art project, such as a model Japanese screen. An artist-led museum trip to see authentic art of this culture can be arranged.
Artists: Barbara Barry, Nicole Haroutunian, , Christopher Lea, Misha McGlown, Lance Paladino or Rose Pearlman (see Artist Bios)
NATIVE AMERICAN ART
Native American art is prized around the world for its beauty, power, and imagery. Art provides a window into Native American history and reveals the social, ceremonial, and economic life of the culture. The teaching artist brings these elements to life through visual aids, fact-based questioning, and discussion. Depending upon the time available, the teaching artist will include a hands-on art project. A museum trip to view authentic Native American art and artifacts can be arranged.
Artists: Barbara Barry, Nicole Haroutunian, , Christopher Lea, Misha McGlown, Lance Paladino or Rose Pearlman (see Artist Bios)
AMERICAN ART
In this workshop, students learn how to be detectives when observing American art with the goal of discovering as much as possible about the people, the place, the time and any other aspects of life. Students identify and describe elements within each painting or artifact, comparing and contrasting them to contemporary life. Depending upon the time available, the teaching artist will include an art project. An artist-led museum trip to see authentic works of American art can be arranged.
Artists: Barbara Barry, Nicole Haroutunian, Christopher Lea, Misha McGlown, Lance Paladino or Rose Pearlman (see Artist Bios)
PHOTOGRAPHY
Whether capturing a mosaic of places and people or exploring familiar objects from unfamiliar angles, photography presents unique perspectives of the world. In this workshop participants learn how to compose a photograph as a direct tool of self-expression, as a way of looking at the world, a way to experience other cultures, and a gateway to the experience of art. A workshop series is recommended for the most satisfying results. Digital cameras and computer hardware/software required.
Artists: Chris Lea, Rose Pearlman (see Artist Bios)
AFRICAN ART
The teaching artist shows students how to look at African art by introducing contextual information such as the function of African art in society and the concept of symbolism. Students are given postcards of iconic African images for further observation and analysis. Depending upon the time available, students construct a mask or other hands-on activity based on African art. Artist-led tours of museum exhibits of African art are also available.
Artists: Barbara Barry, Nicole Haroutunian, , Christopher Lea, Misha McGlown, Lance Paladino or Rose Pearlman (see Artist Bios)
For more information about Global Arts contact Regina Larkin, Manager of Education Programs, at regina.larkin@symphonyspace.org, (212) 864-1414 ext. 212.