2008-01-11 / Community

Rockaway Museum Keeps Art Alive In Rockaway With Children's Programs

Afterschool, Library Workshops Teach Art Fundamentals, History


The Rockaway Museum continues to sponsor many workshops and other events for students on the peninsula. Those events are carried out in various locations, including local schools and libraries both after school and on weekends. Pictured, a student creating sculpture with recycled materials during an afterschool art club at MS 105 in Edgemere. The Rockaway Museum continues to sponsor many workshops and other events for students on the peninsula. Those events are carried out in various locations, including local schools and libraries both after school and on weekends. Pictured, a student creating sculpture with recycled materials during an afterschool art club at MS 105 in Edgemere. A student at Seaside Library making a papier mask. A student at Seaside Library making a papier mask. A self-portrait created by a third grade art club student. A self-portrait created by a third grade art club student. Connie Parente (center) utilizes drumming to instruct school aged children. She has brought her drums to local libraries and other venues. "Drumming is not only fun, but it has healing benefits as well," Parente says. Connie Parente (center) utilizes drumming to instruct school aged children. She has brought her drums to local libraries and other venues. "Drumming is not only fun, but it has healing benefits as well," Parente says. An art club participant uses a mirror to draw a self-portrait. An art club participant uses a mirror to draw a self-portrait. A portrait of Norma Allende, the art club teacher at MS 105, created by a student. A portrait of Norma Allende, the art club teacher at MS 105, created by a student. Students working with clay at another library workshop. Students working with clay at another library workshop. Paper masks at the Peninsula Library. Paper masks at the Peninsula Library. Children creating papier mache masks at the Seaside Library. Children creating papier mache masks at the Seaside Library. Steve Yaeger conducts a presentation about Rockaway history to the students at PS/MS 105. Steve Yaeger conducts a presentation about Rockaway history to the students at PS/MS 105. One of the papier masks created at the Seaside Library during a museum-sponsored workshop. One of the papier masks created at the Seaside Library during a museum-sponsored workshop.

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