Waterside Student Wins P.S. Art Contest
A first grade student, Tatiana Chamberlain, attending the Waterside Children’s Studio School (P.S. 317) is one of 70 winners in the P.S. Art 2010 competition. More than 800 pieces of student art were submitted citywide.
“Tatiana’s artwork was created during a lesson at the end of a unit about patterns,” explains Allison Bolan, Waterside’s visual arts teacher. “All of the students looked at and discussed the self portraits of famous artists who used pattern as a key element, and observed how they used patterns. Students then created their own self portrait. Students were encouraged to experiment with oil pastels as they worked. Finally, connecting with the artists whose work they first saw, they discussed how patterns were used in their self portraits”.
“I have always wanted to make art since I was four years old,” Chamberlain said. “Making art is exciting. My grandma says that I should be an art teacher and I like that idea.”
Part of being a P.S. Art 2010 winner is that Chamberlain’s self portrait will be displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until August. It will then be on display at Tweed, Department of Education’s Headquarters until October.