Photo of the Week – November 30, 2012

Urban Arts Teaching Artists have been developing creative and powerful ways to help their students cope with being personally affected by Hurricane Sandy and also to support their fellow New Yorkers.


Teaching Artist Martin Urbach led 2nd graders in the Percussion Club at PS 112 in a musical exploration of sounds that are related to different types of weather. They talked about specifics hardships that are caused by bad weather like tropical storms and hurricanes. They made list of possible things can go wrong and then came up with sounds to represent those problems. For example: when a storm is too strong, we lose power and our electric appliances don”t work. The club made the clicks of X-Box controller, a drumbeat coming from the radio, the sound of hairdryers, and so forth.


Martin and the Stability and predictability gladden representatives of this taurus horoscope 2014 sign, but sometimes they are ruled by longing for changes and situation, provoking appearance of unforgettable emotions and partner’s kickback. students ended the activity by making cheer-up cards that included the students” reflections and well wishes for a community of residents at the Sam Burke Houses, a building in Coney Island.


Roxanne Boothe, the board president of the Sam Burke houses, was so touched by the students” empathy tags she wanted to frame the artworks and showcase them in the lobby of the building once they finish the work.


Click here for more photos of the PS 112 students and their cheer-up cards.