Scribble Art Workshop and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (DFMA) are collaborating to bring FREE sculpture classes to middle and high school students in Inwood. The semester-long classes will give 12 local students the opportunity to work with an artist and to be inspired by the by the architecture and history of the farmhouse and their neighborhood. In addition to their classes, students will lead two free community workshops at the Dyckman Farmhouse and create a poster commemorating the collaboration. The course will culminate in an exhibition on the grounds of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
The inaugural year will kick off in January 2015, with a class of 12 middle school students from I.S. 52. Students will be selected to participate by the I.S. 52 teachers based on collaborative spirit, artistic and historic interest and financial need. The students will have the opportunity to create sculptures inspired by the history of the neighborhood, including that of their own school. I.S. 52, originally known as P.S. 52, was the first public school in Inwood. The original building was constructed in 1858 on land donated by Isaac Dyckman. The current building was opened in 1915 – the same year that restoration began on the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum – and the sculpture work of the students will help mark the centennial year of the school.
We have raised most of the money for the project, but need your help to make it a reality! Join us in giving our community children access to art and history close to home, right in their neighborhood. Funders will be acknowledged through press materials, websites, and in the exhibition poster. Find out more with this DONATION INFO SHEET and make a donation.
Join us in the spring for free workshops led by the students in April and May 2015 as well as a June 2015 exhibition of the work they created in the class. Stay tuned for more details!