2007-06-15 / Community

Students Show Artistic Side At Public School/Middle School 105

By Miriam Rosenberg

One young girl, Kayla, produced this self-portrait of herself. One young girl, Kayla, produced this self-portrait of herself. Students from PS/MS 105 showed their artistic side during a recent after school Art Club that gave them the opportunity to explore the world of art.

During the three-day-a-week, one-month club, sponsored by The Rockaway Museum, and taught by art teacher, Norma Allende, with the support of principal Laurie Shapiro, eighteen fourth and fifth graders showed creativity and enthusiasm in their works.

"They learned about drawing by observation, and created self-portraits and three-dimensional works," said Allende. "They explored sculpture using cardboard and recycled materials, created gargoyles in clay and beautiful butterflies in paper that simulated stained glass." She added that she was excited to see the display of talent exhibited by the children at such an early age.

The Rockaway Museum continues to open the world of art to youngsters on the peninsula through its "Art in the Library" workshops. Since 2004, the museum has conducted workshops in which children learned to create collage, journals, holiday ornaments, painting with watercolors, and working with clay, among may other artistic skills.

Another project done by the students was to draw a portrait of their teacher -  Ms. Allende. Another project done by the students was to draw a portrait of their teacher - Ms. Allende. The next event in the museum's "Art in the Library" series is a Drumming Workshop with Connie Parente at the Broad Channel Library,16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, on June 25, at 4 p.m. It is open to children from ages 9 to 12. Keep tuned to the pages of The Wave for information on future art workshops.

A series of bicycle drawings, such as this one, was among the works created by the youngsters. A series of bicycle drawings, such as this one, was among the works created by the youngsters. This girl works with pencil to get her project going. This girl works with pencil to get her project going. This clay sculpture is one of the many projects pro- duced by the students. This clay sculpture is one of the many projects pro- duced by the students.

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