Students Make Art Inspired by ‘Philippine Gold’

A laptop was one of the objects included in a time capsule created by students of PS 134 (Photo via The FilAm)

A laptop was one of the objects included in a time capsule created by students of PS 134 (Photo via The FilAm)

Following a visit to the “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibition at the Asia Society, students from PS 133, PS 38, and PS 31 in Brooklyn and PS 134 in Manhattan made their own art pieces. The idea was that the students “travelled in time,” writes The FilAm’s Cristina DC Pastor, “and fashioned art from a time capsule concept that includes a bicycle leaning against a fire hydrant, cash bills, and a computer, objects that represent the lifestyle of NYC kids in 2016.”

The time machine is just one of the art objects produced as part of the Studio in a School program promoting art education to NYC public school children.

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Annabelle Rouse, 10, also of PS 31, created a brightly colored image of the mask using ‘transfer art’ technique. She said the Philippine Gold exhibit made her appreciate how “very diverse” New York is.

Nina Capistrano Baker, consulting curator of the Philippine Gold exhibit, called the children’s art “visually stunning and thought-provoking.” She noted how the Filipinos’ “understanding of our past helps the children understand their present.”

Go to The FilAm to find out what each school made, with photos included, and to hear from more of the students.

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