Videos from Children's Museum of the Arts
CMA kids explore different ways of creating stop animation to execute their short stories.
One Day Claymation Art Colony
CMA kids explore the mixing of shapes and colors of clay to interpret their short stories.
CMA kids experiment with different kinds of paper and placements to tell stories.
The Old Man And The Tree
CMA Films presents a stop motion about a man who disguises himself as a tree in order to get some tasty bugs.
In The Future
CMA Films presents a stop motion about what the future will be and look like.
The Halloween Swamp
CMA Films presents a spooky stop motion about a Halloween Swamp.
Tale Me Something
CMA Films presents short stories about a bookworm, a dragon, and hot chocolate.
Exploring the Media Lab
CMA gives you an inside look into the various creatures and sound mixing created for stop motions films.
CMA Films creates a stop motion with everyone's favorite snacks.
Experiences in the New City
CMA Films and The VCS Boys present a stop motion about creatures living in a busy city.
Animations from the CMA Benefit
Kids collaborate with artists in the making of stop motion films for the CMA Benefit.
Night of the Creature
CMA Films presents a stop motion about a girl who was betrayed by an evil doctor.
CMA Films creates characters out of clay and explores storytelling through shapes.
CMA Films tell stories through clay shapes.
Birds, Smores and Ninja Wars
CMA Films presents a short stories about making s'mores, ninja wars, pandas in candyland and more.
All Mythed Up
CMA Films presents a story about different Greek Mythology characters with a spin.
CMA is a firm believer in arts education. To help ensure that children across New York City have access to it, CMA has partnered with NYC Department of Education to offer arts programs in schools. Professional teaching artists help these schools integrate arts and media projects into their curricula. CMA also offers curriculum guides about a variety of topics available to all parents and educators.
While the bulk of programs offered by CMA are for children, they also offer professional development and team building workshops for adults. The professional development program is specifically for educators, parents and caregivers who are interested in learning how to teach children about the arts. Offered in hands-on inquiry-based learning format, participants will feel equipped to integrate art into the lives of children of all ages and skill levels. The team-building program was created for corporate groups looking to foster problem-solving skills, creative abilities, and productivity among their employees. CMA teaching artists provide the space, materials and expertise to bring teams together through art.