Artists | Nicholas Furrow
The kids were as eager to get their hands into materials and build as they were to investigate new subjects and ideas. Involving the many artists in the city is taking advantage of a local resource to improve education. It benefits the artists and students alike.Nicholas Furrow
2008 : During the school-day programs happening at the Clinton School every week, Nicholas Furrow had the chance to work with the kids about four different topics. Starting from the theme “graffiti and break dancing from New York in the 1970s and 1980s”, the kids found the concept of public, renegade art very exciting.
In a second time, they were asked to think about “architecture” and they made drawings and models of skyscrapers, and interior design schematics.
After that, Furrow exposed them to the topic of “engineering” and made them do some simple bridge-building exercises.
The last part of the art program was about a film making. The kids took a trip to Deitch Projects in Soho. The artist Michel Gondry had set up about 10 sets there in the gallery. They wrote a short film, chose costumes, and directed and acted in the movies.