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Our Second Grade Boys Present "Look, Imagine, Create" at the Guggenheim


Look, Imagine, Create: Collages, Painting, Drawings, and Constructions was the hottest ticket at the Solomon R. Guggenheim last week; and it featured our second graders.

Under the guidance of art teachers Melanie Fidler and Hannah Frassinelli and museum educator Hollie Ecker, the boys spent their fall art sessions at the Guggenheim where they studied the iconic architecture of the building as well as several modern masterpieces from the Thannhauser Collection. In the art studios, they created works in various media, including collage, painting, drawing and construction, inspired by the masterworks they had studied. 



During the student-led gallery tours for their parents, teachers, and first graders, the boys confidently delivered their talks, sharing what they had learned about artists' use of line, shape, color and texture, abstraction, attachment techniques, and materials. Afterward, all were invited to an exhibit of the boys' own artwork on display in the museum's art studios, where the boys revealed their motivations and the artistic processes they used.



This is the second year of our partnership with the Guggenheim. The collaboration provides the second graders with access to the expertise of museum educators who work closely with the boys' art teachers to create a dynamic learning experience. Throughout our program, we are strategically leveraging New York City's world renowned scientific and cultural institutions as an extension of our campus.


The video clip below features a boy discussing Franz Marc's use of color in Yellow Cow:

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