IS 204 Q Oliver W. Holmes School

Snapshot

Address: 
36-41 28 St.
Queens, NY 11106
Neighborhood: 
Long Island City
Grades: 
6–8
School District: 
30
School Enrollment: 
745
Principal: 
Parent Coordinator: 
Julio Rosario
CAE Program(s): 
Parents As Arts Partners 2009-2010
City Council Member: 
City Council District 26
State Assembly Member: 
State Assembly District 30
State Senator: 
State Senate District 12
US Representative: 
U.S. House of Representatives District 12
Last Updated: 
September 05, 2014

Partner: Doing Art Together

IS 204 students and families come from more than 70 different countries. In an effort to promote multiculturalism and inclusion, and to reach out to new parents not yet involved in school activities, the school presented a multimedia 2009-2010 PAAP program in conjunction with Doing Art Together. Over the course of eight interactive workshops, participants learned sketching, painting, collage, and mosaic techniques, using themes of personal and community identity as inspiration for individual projects. The workshops, led by a Doing Art Together teaching artist, culminated in the creation of a large multimedia mosaic sculpture in the school lobby. The program reinforced the grade 6 social studies curriculum, which emphasizes the interdependence of people and communities, focusing on the Eastern Hemisphere.