This week we spent time doing group work. Thinking collectively in how to tell a story? What are the elements that make a story? What is the form of our stories? Each group resumed conversations from the Island field trip … Continue reading Collective Storytelling. Week 6.
On the second class was joined by percussionist Rami ElAasser http://ramitabla.com/ who taught us the basics of Arabic Rhythms. We learned how to produce the basic sounds on the drums – “dum” and “tek.” We learned several rhythmic patterns (called “iqaa” in … Continue reading MUSIC TRADITIONS FROM EGYPT & SYRIA. WEEK 2
La última clase de acuarela experimental fue muy corta a la vez que emotiva. Dio paso a la entrega de diplomas y posterior celebración. En la primera hora de clase, los estudiantes realizaron su última obra después de la ya … Continue reading Experimental Watercolor Final Class and Graduation
Last Saturday, April 23rd, our class was held at the Queens Museum. This was a much awaited day since it was the first time many of our students visited the Museum. We all met at the coffee shop; where the … Continue reading ESOL workshop – week 4
For this class we had a field trip to Roosevelt Island. It is an island with a particular story of being a place where people were secluded in different institutions and with different purposes through out the story of the … Continue reading Collective Storytelling. Field Trip to Roosevelt Island. Week 5.
En esta nueva clase de acuarela experimental, tomamos como referencia la colección “Neustadt” de lámparas Tiffany’s que está en exhibición en el Museo de Queens “Lámparas florales de la estudios de Tiffany” . Esta peculiar colección tiene muchos elementos que … Continue reading Experimental Watercolor – Week 6
“We had our second class this past Saturday, April 16th, at the Corona Library. Our students were lively and full of energy—ready to explore the world of Art through English! We started the class with a brief reintroduction to Mariam … Continue reading ESOL Workshop at Corona Library – Week 3
In the first class, we practiced getting comfortable with our voices, and learned to sing part of the Egyptian song “Ghannili Shwayya” and the Syrian song “Sayyid il-3asaari,” as well as singing call-and-response on the syllables “ya leil” in the … Continue reading Music Traditions from Egypt & Syria. Week 1
The motion of the concentric waves spread out on the surface of the water, to the water lilies and reeds, as if they are suddenly awakened from their sleep and brought to life. As the stone slowly falls, it brushes … Continue reading Collective Storytelling Workshop. Week 4
Collage y acuarela son amigos! Esta técnica mixta que he usado en mi práctica profesional por muchos años es uno de las más fáciles de todas las formas de arte para comenzar a experimentar en la acuarela creativa y no … Continue reading Experimental Watercolor – Week 5