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1st - 3rd: Artist Spotlights

First, meet local Bronx artists, learn about how they like to create art, and try your hand at creating your own. And then, learn how world-famous artists Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse overcame challenges in their lives to create art, followed by an activity to create your own masterpieces inspired by them.

Bronx Artists

Charles Esperanza

World Famous Artists

The Artwork of Charles Esperanza

Join author and illustrator Charles George Esperanza as we learn how he explores and celebrates the Bronx in his stories and artwork. Then, BxCM Arts Program Manager Chris Gomez will show us how to create our own drawings inspired by Charles’ work.

Video Length: approx. 15 minutes

ArtSpot:  The Artwork of Charles Esperanza
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Items you will need

  • paper

  • pencil

  • eraser

  • colored pencils

  • sharpener    

 

The Artwork of Andre Trenier

Did you know the Bronx has public art around every corner? Join muralist Andre Trenier as he shows us  some of his favorite pieces throughout the Bronx. Then, BxCM Arts Program Manager Chris Gomez will show us how to create our own portraits inspired by Andre’s work.

Video Length: approx. 14 minutes