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ANIMALS AT THE MUSEUM CASA (Cultural After School Adventures P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School Program by the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College

The Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) program, provided by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, is made possible through the generosity of New York City Council Member Peter Koo, and is support, in part, by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367 718.997.4747 gtmuseum@qc.cuny.edu www.gtmuseum.org

Cover image: Randy Gaullpa


PS 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School 2016-2017 CASA Students Ella Cheng Sanjna Gondkar Kyara Guillen Randy Guallpa Michelle Hoyos Ling Ling Hsu Kevin Hua Kailin Jiang Olivia Kim Aashrita Koyi Roland Lasrado Ahyeong Lee Christine Lee YunYao (Ethan) Lin Jessica Li

Brenda Lin Timmy (Zeyu) Lin Phoebe Pan Emily Piao Lucas Rajsingh Vivianna Rivera Ariadne Samios Aleah Tercero Matthew Velasco Jadon Wu Winnie (Quying) Xia Elena Yang Katherine Xue XinYi Zhao Mason Zhu

Patricia Costa, Principal, PS 242 Maggie Klocek, Assistant Principal, PS 242 April Zappala, Assistant Principal, PS 242 Marguerite Choudhry, Parent Coordinator, PS 242 Setare Arashloo, Teaching Artist Mary Giancoli, Teaching Artist Brita Helgesen, Curriculum Developer and Coordinator Fabiola Postrel, PS 242 Teaching Assistant Setare Arashloo and Elizabeth Hoy, Exhibition Design


INTRODUCTION The 2016-2017 Cultural After School Art program is an arts education class designed for second grade students at PS 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School in Flushing, Queens. In this program students learned about different cultures, arts and craft practices and art history through visual examples and art objects from the collections of the Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College and other museums. In each lesson, students worked with different materials and techniques such as collage, watercolor painting, paper sculpture and sun prints to create artwork each week. The students’ skills in drawing and craft were improved by working with a variety of materials and trying different techniques. Most importantly, the students learned to be creative and try new ideas and materials and draw inspiration from various sources and utilize them to express themselves through hands-on art making. As teaching artists, we were delighted to observe the growth of each individual student and witness how they connected with the lesson, and responded creatively each week. At the beginning of each lesson, students were eager to find out what they would be making, and then jumped into art-making engaged in the processes of creation. Students were proud and excited to express how they identified with the art of the specific culture explored in that session. When the lessons involved works from their own heritage, the students’ conversations about their own heritage stuck with us as as valuable moments to remember and appreciate. In the process, we engaged the students in making expressive art, and learning about art history of many cultures and each week we learned something about the diverse cultural backgrounds of our students. Teaching this CASA program at PS 242 is both rewarding and inspiring. Setare Arashloo and Mary Giancoli Godwin-Ternbach Museum Teaching Artists


Egyptian Animals

Students explored the art of the ancient Egyptians, their visual elements and style, including the use of animal symbolism and hieroglyphs. Students then created their own animals using these stylistic characteristics, and even practiced writing in hieroglyphics.

Roland Lasrado

Ahyeong Lee

YunYao (Ethan) Lin

Jessica Li


XinYi Zhao

Katherine Xue

Matthew Velasco

Emily Piao


Views of Mount Fuji In this project, students looked at the artwork of Japanese artists Katsushika Hokusai and Ando Hiroshige’s views of Mount Fuji. After exploring the variety of ways a single subject can be depicted, students created their own unique landscapes using watercolor paints. Ella Cheng

Fiona Chan

Ariadne Samios

Aashrita Koyi


Kevin Hua

Kyara Guillen

Cody Chan

Lucas Rajsingh

Jadon Wu

Sammy Brown

Aleah Tercero

YunYao (Ethan) Lin


Jungle Landscapes

Looking at the artwork of French artist Henri Rousseau, students learned about perspective, including the concepts of foreground, middle-ground and background. Inspired by the artist’s imaginative and wild jungle scenes, students utilized these compositional elements of perspective in their own jungle scenes.

Timmy (Zeyu) Lin

Christine Lee

Winnie (Quying) Xia

Vivianna Rivera

Oscar Chen


Jessica Li

Sanjna Gondkar

Ahyeong Lee

Mason Zhu

Sammy Brown

Aleah Tercero


Korean Minhwa Paintings In this lesson students listened to some Korean folk tales and llooked at Minhwa (literally paintings of the people). Afterwards, students created their own paintings of animals and landscapes based on the tales and the paintings. Roland Lasrado

Brenda Lin

Christine Lee

YunYao (Ethan) Lin

Mason Zhu


Vivianna Rivera

Michelle Hoyos

Ella Cheng

Olivia Kim

XinYi Zhao

Winnie (Quying) Xia

Aleah Tercero


Mola Collage Students learned about folk-art traditions of the Kona people of Panama through objects called Molas. Used as decoration for blouses of the Kona women, molas are composed of brightly-colored fabric with designs that include geometric patterning and depcitions of native animals including iguanas, lizards, parrots, fish and also vegetation. Students practiced their collaging by cutting out paper forms and shapes to make their own Molas.

Sammy Brown

Olivia Kim

Phoebe Pan

Sanjna Gondkar


Oscar Chen

Elena Yang

Ling Ling Hsu

Emily Piao


New Year’s Dragons Students explored meaning and symbolism of dragons in Chinese mythology and art, including depictions of Chinese imperial dragons and their use in traditional New Year’s celebrations. The students loved practicing collaging techniques with fabric to make these vibrant and exciting dragons.

Cody Chan

Phoebe Pan

Katherine Xue

Randy Guallpa


Matthew Velasco

Michelle Hoyos

Kailin Jiang

Winnie (Quying) Xia

Brenda Lin


Greek Vases Students were introduced to ancient Greece and Greek history by looking at different examples of Greek vases. We discussed the history and purpose of the shapes, and students explored concepts of geometric decoration and symmetry. After practicing with patterns, students designed and decorated their own Greek style vases.

Aashrita Koyi

Kevin Hua

Jessica Li

Ling Ling Hsu


Lucas Rajsingh

Matthew Velasco

Roland Lasrado


Masks

Students explored the functions of masks in many cultures including the African Baule, Biombo, Dan, Goma, Kota and Pende cultures. Students then used geometric forms and patterns to create their own collaged masks.

Kyara Guillen

Mason Zhu

Jessica Li

Brenda Lin


Ariadne Samios

Olivia Kim

Elena Yang

Jadon Wu

2017 CASA Animals at the Museum  
2017 CASA Animals at the Museum  
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