PAINTED FOLDED MURAL.Middle School
Through Lehman College Lehman College: see New York, City University of. Art Gallery's Arts-in-Education Program, two sixth grade classes from the Theater Arts Production Company School (TAPCo) visited the Gallery for art lessons and tours. We also began a collaboration with a school in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (păp`ə, –y , exchanging e-mail and artwork. The culminating project for the students was to create a painted, folded mural featuring the urban/human-made environment on one side and the natural environment on the other.
We gave students disposable cameras to take photos of these subjects in their own neighborhoods. They visited the New York Botanical Garden For the botanical garden in Queens, see .
The New York Botanical Garden is a prestigious botanical garden in New York City. One of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, it spans some 240 acres of Bronx Park in the borough of The Bronx and is home to some of the accompanied by their science teacher who was completing a unit on plants, and sketched the plants and flowers they saw.
The students referred to their photographs and drawings while designing the mural. We made a folding mural using narrow, wooden, flush doors and no-mortise hinges, and then covered it with a coat of gesso ges·so
n. pl. ges·soes
1. A preparation of plaster of Paris and glue used as a base for low relief or as a surface for painting.
2. A surface of gesso. . The scene was lightly sketched onto the mural with pencil and then painted with tempera tempera (tĕm`pərə), painting method in which finely ground pigment is mixed with a solidifying base such as albumen, fig sap, or thin glue. and acrylics.
One of the most wonderful aspects of the mural is the use of places and things found right here in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium with the Goodyear Blimp; the #4 elevated train, the Bronx Zoo and, of course, lots of buildings, cars, streets, and bridges. The other side of the mural included some flowers and palm trees that the students saw at the Botanical Garden.
We sent photographs of the mural with descriptive text to the school in Papua New Guinea showing them how students from New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of see and understand the world around them. This was an effective project for integrating units in fine arts, natural sciences, social studies, and communities. This mural was also part of Lehman College Art Gallery's Annual Children's Art Exhibition in June 1998. It is now on permanent display in the TAPCo School.
ClipCard submitted by Kristin Baxter, an Education Coordinator at Lehman College Art Gallery, New York and a doctoral student in art education at Teachers College, Columbia University Teachers College, Columbia University (sometimes referred to simply as Teachers College; also referred to as Teachers College of Columbia University or the Columbia University Graduate School of Education .