Elizabeth Rosen Inspired Collages

Artist Elizabeth Rosen is an New York based illustrator, painter and designer. This week we looked at her collage and mixed media work. Rosen creatively incorporates texture, a variety of paper, paint and simple shapes (Elements of Art) into each of her works. To see her pieces, visit http://www.elizabethrosen.com (it’s nearly impossible not to love).

These collages were so much fun to create, the background texture was achieved by dragging a fork through wet paint! 1st & 2nd graders did an amazing job!

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Pre-K’s Line Study

Pre-K started to learn about the Elements of Art by creating all different types of LINES. These are the beautiful masterpieces created by our youngest artists. AXSB9121





Transforming Spaces Through Art Education



Wet clay waiting to dry before being fired in our kiln!

Art has the power to change opinions, communicate ideas, transform spaces and change feelings. The power of art is limitless. This lesson focused on how art can be a vehicle for change. Together we looked at the young artists who transformed Brownsville, New York by creating a series of murals. These murals changed the way the community felt about where they lived.


  • How can we use art to change how we feel about our school?
  • How can art change other people’s perception of our school?
  • How can we transform a space on our campus?

Millions (well, maybe hundreds) of ideas followed through the art room. Here’s how our art room is using art to transform the front of our school (car loop). Our goal is simple…change how people feel when they approach our school (simple enough for a group of elementary students, right?).

Each student is creating two flowers (one for Columbia, one to keep and cherish forever). That 501 flowers that will be “planted” in a landscaped area in the front of the school. This large scale project will be too big to ignore!



‘ Together we all grow…