On Monday, June 8th, 2015 from 6-8 pm, P.S. 126 and the Manhattan Academy of Technology , a pre-K to 8th grade school will be having an Art & Fashion Show along with a mini auction. The art teachers, Ms. Nieves and Ms. Schorr, and students have been preparing for this event for many months, and it is incredible to see the community hard at work!
In art, students have been learning various art techniques and styles throughout the year, experimenting and excelling with different mediums. If you see the art live in person, you’ll be amazed at the details and effort put into every handcrafted piece, from 4 to 15 year olds! I took some time to catch a sneak preview and thought I would share some with you – but to find out who the artists and designers are, you’ll just have to attend the event! 🙂
Here were some clay pieces molded by elementary school students.
Watercolor paintings of matryoshka nesting dolls
A parody of the Mona Lisa done by a 2nd grader!
Along with numerous art pieces created by students in Pre-K to 8th grade, there will also be a fashion show with clothing made and modeled by students and teachers. Several of us were asked if we were also interested in being designers. I said yes! But the process didn’t come easy as most of us had absolutely no experience in the area. What are darts? How do I sew the zipper in? Which piece goes with which? It was definitely a learning process that required much patience, attention to details, and a little humor. 🙂
So what kept me going? The community. The goal of completion. The teachers who supported one another and had great conversations. The students who diligently worked on their posters, dresses, and more. The words of encouragement and interest that rung in the room. The scraps and work that spread all over the tables and floors. While I felt troublesome to ask for help constantly, I also felt inspired by the middle school students’ perseverance, kindness, and talent. Would you believe that this gorgeous dress is on its way to becoming completed by a 13-15 year old?
These group of kids and teachers are remarkable and I loved sharing this process with them. So as frustrating as it was to make the dress at a much slower speed than anticipated, I learned a lot and I’m glad I got to experience it with others.
Now for a peek behind the scenes of the fashion show! Sewing, ironing, darting, pinning, measuring, cutting, and so much more!
Over 30 pieces being modeled down the runway and well over 50 art pieces made, it’s going to be an awesome event. $10 admission fee that includes food, art, music, and a show – Do pop by if you’re in the city! 🙂
As always, thanks for reading! xoxo