Students Show Artistic Side At Public School/Middle School 105
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.
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.