New York, NY
Alex Dembitzer, Jason Garza,
Eamon Keuper, Saniyah Leon,
Lily Monaco, Raphael Romero,
Age 10, Grade 5
P.S. 372, Brooklyn
Art Teachers: Chauna Chew and Marina Pavlutskaya
Alex: I would like viewers to see resemblances to real buildings. This was a difficult piece to make because the layers were a struggle. I like the precision that art sometimes requires.
Jason: I feel passionate about my art and I put a lot of work into it. When I draw it makes me feel happy.
Eamon: I hope you think we are good artists, and that the city is pretty cool. These buildings are great monuments.
Saniyah: I have pictures in my head that pour out. I hope people feel like they are looking at an actual picture of New York City, but in black and white.
Lily: I tried really hard to make this work look like actual buildings. I put a lot of work into this piece and it turned out just like I wanted it to.
Raphael: I want people to be amazed by this work of art. I want the viewers to feel that a lot of effort went into the work.
Frances: When people look at this work I want them to say, "Wow, a lot of effort went into this artwork!" and feel inspired.
Students looked at the range of architectural styles in the city for inspiration. They were exposed to different lines, textures, and the contrasts between old and new, and contemporary and traditional. The close examination of these structures deepened their observational skills. This work reflects a collaborative process. Students worked together sharing techniques, successes, and struggles.