Art Social at The Queens Museum

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This past September we launched our Art Social event at the Queens Museum. Thank you to all that participated !

We explored Joan Miro’s artwork and observed the clever interesting characters that he created in his art. We inspired the children to create characters based on Miro’s Art and apply their drawings by painting these onto a larger canvas. Below is the amazing art from the September workshop. What a fun inspiring piece of art!

Special thanks to the Queens Museum for their generous support of this ongoing monthly project!

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Chalk Art created at The Playground for All Children

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What a wonderful event hosted by The Queens Museum at The Playground for All Children. This month we created Mandala inspired chalk drawings on the ground. This special playground is located at Flushing Meadow Park. The playground is one of the original playgrounds created specifically for Special Needs Children.

Here are a few snapshots of the amazing art we created.

Information on The Playground for All Children

Parks Department website information:  https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park/highlights/12639

The Playground for All Children is the first playground constructed in the United States for disabled and able-bodied children. It served as a prototype for similar sites across New York City, the United States, and the world. Parks collaborated with the Department of City Planning, architects, and community and advocacy groups for the disabled on its design and construction. Designed in 1976 and the project began in the fall of 1980. Mayor Edward I. Koch dedicated the Playground for All Children on June 1, 1984.

The site features a wide variety of activities for children ages 3 to 12. This playground was designed to accommodate children using crutches, canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, and to provide many opportunities for social, cognitive, sensory and motor activity. The Apparatus Area has play equipment with safety surfacing, a traffic bridge with traffic lights, slides and swings, and a 12-foot-long suspension bridge. Children learn about nature on the Interpretive Trail with plaques in English and Braille. The Racing Track winds around the Water Wheel area for children to cool off in. The Amphitheatre contains a performance area with a basketball court and seating, and the adjacent Meadow Play Area provides space for running games and the like. The Sports Games Arena has a basketball court, a baseball diamond, and an area for volleyball, badminton, and other net games. There are also benches and drinking fountains throughout the playground.

The next event at the Playground will be on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. For more information please contact the Queens Museum Art Access Program.