All posts tagged NYSCA

Authors and Artists program at Norte Maar

For the second year in a row, Norte Maar has been awarded a grant from 2012 Local Arts Support. Panelists from the Brooklyn Arts Council have award Norte Maar $2,125 in support of our Authors and Artists program in 2012. Local Arts Support is funded by the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and administered through the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Since 2006, Norte Maar has been active in the Bushwick community forging partnerships with neighborhood groups to further awarness of the arts and foster artistic expression. Authors and Artists originated from a collaboration between Norte Maar and Bushwick Impact, a family resource center in Bushwick empowering local parents to maximize their children’s potential. Due to budget cuts, Bushwick Impact closed during the summer of 2010. Norte Maar rallied to rescue the program and formed a collaboration with the Bushwick Library to continue these monthly community arts events.

 

Authors and Artists is a free monthly program that invites local professional artists, musicians, dancers, craft makers, architects, etc, to teach and explore books and the arts with the children and families in our neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Authors and Artists is presented in collaboration with the Bushwick Library and is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

Holiday Edition of Authors and Artists

a proud creator of a cut-out tree

For the December edition of the Authors and Artists Program, our little artists gathered at the Bushwick Library to create works anticipating the upcoming holiday. Jason Andrew read William Joyce’s vibrant storybook Santa Calls. The kids created their own version of cut-out Christmas trees and experimented with geometry to create personalized snowflakes.

Jason Andrew leads the group in a reading of Santa Calls

Young artists work on creating their own trees and snowflakes

To see more images visit our Tumblr.

________

Authors and Artists is a free monthly program originally designed and created in association with Bushwick Impact, a family and neighborhood support organization, as an effort to improve conditions for children and families in challenging city neighborhoods. Norte Maar invites local professional artists, dancers, craft makers, architects, etc, to teach and explore the arts with children and families in our Bushwick neighborhood.

Join Norte Maar one Saturday a month at the Bushwick Library in Brooklyn for our free children’s arts education program! Our next program will be January 14. For more information contact Jason Andrew at 646-361-8512.

Authors and Artists is presented in collaboration with the Bushwick Library and is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

The painter Hermine Ford joined us today for our Authors and Artists Program at the Bushwick Library. Jason Andrew selected a new book, appropriate to the upcoming holiday, to share with the kids titled Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman and illustrated by Teresa Murfin. Then Hermine spoke with the kids about how nature influences her work. Hermine brought in two examples of her work, a small painting and a framed drawing. The kids thought it was amazing! Next, Jason and Hermine with the help of our terrific program assistant Silvia Cruz, led a project where by the kids made artwork by tracing and rubbing a variety of leaves collected from the nearby Maria Hernandez Park. A special thanks to Hermine Ford for sharing your time and talents with us!

For more images, click here. For more about the program, click here.

Subscribe to our email newsletter for updates & upcoming events