art & healthy living
In partnership with GrowNYC, Studio in a School will be offering FREE art activities for kids of all ages every Saturday from 11am to 3pm until July 2. The activities will taking place at the Union Square Pavilion at 17th Street, which is located across from Barnes & Nobles. Art activities include:

Rub the Rainbow
During this activity children will not only be able to use their creativity, they will also learn to eat "five-a-day" of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as the idea of eating all the colors of the rainbow.

Collage & Puppet Making
Children will gain an appreciation for root vegetables while creating their collages and puppets, and learn that we eat all parts of a plant.

Observational Drawing
Children will explore vegetables and fruits first through feeling and then seeing. From seasonal fiddlehead ferns to the flower buds on a broccoli, they will see things they never saw before.

In addition to STUDIO's art activities, Teachers College, Columbia University will demonstrate nutrition experiments, and GrowNYC will provide cooking demonstrations.

As Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was about to cut the ribbon at the opening of Artists’ Eyes: Children’s Art from Studio in a School on March 7, he declared, “The creative energy in the room is awe inspiring!” 

More than 200 children across the city were represented in this charming show at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery.

Read more and view a slidehow of images from the exhibition opening here.

Artists' Eyes: Children's Art from Studio in a School
This exhibition of children's art is sponsored by 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery as a community-based public service.

The exhibition is on view from Feb 24 through May 13, 2011.

More than 200 of New York City's youngest artists—kindergarten through 6th grade—are featured. This show includes art created by students engaged in the Art & Healthy Living Program. We celebrate the opening of these young artists’ eyes and the beginning of their artistic journeys.

1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery is located between 51st and 52nd streets.