Helen Quinnwas born in WashingtonDC in 1969. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit. Her moving sculptures, drawings and animations have been exhibited internationally. She currently lives with her family on 83rd Street in JacksonHeights. Helen’s practice consists of making sculptures and drawings that investigate the beauty and magic of movement and the elusive presence of grace. She is fascinated by how movement and gesture (be it implied or actual) can remind, startle and delight a viewer. It is this unexpected, sometimes child-like reaction that she wants the work to evoke.
Maria Bonilla attended local schools in Jackson Heights and went on to explore art and design at Queens College. She received her degree in arts education and has taught locally at IS 145 and IS 230 for over 13 years. While inspiring her students to explore cultures and techniques, she also helps them craft lifesize puppets for the annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade. Her son EJ is also an artist and a student at The Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
Maria's focus on landscape painting, drawing and pastels, has captured scenic views from the gardens of the Chateaus right here in Jackson Heights to the coast of Newfoundland.
ART SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN IN JACKSON HEIGHTS:
JHAC Kids Summer Art Camp
July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18, 25
2 Sessions, Morning & Afternoon —Wednesdays 9am to 12 noon & 1 pm to 4pm.
$75 for 8 weeks.
Art Animals — weeks 1 and 2 — Explore the textures & patterns in the world of animals, tame & exotic. Paint & draw giant animal sketches and INVENT your own unique animal!
Underwater Exploration—weeks 3 and 4— Island Adventure! We will explore wonders below the sea... We’ll make our own diaramas, creating underwater sea creatures and plants.
Enchanted Forest — weeks 5 & 6 —Create you own story book and tell your story with drawings & paintings of magical creatures crafted from your imagination that live and work in the Enchanted forest!
In the Hood — weeks 7 & 8 Collect pictures, fauna & flora and memorabilia from Jackson Heights and work on a collage showcasing each child’s experience of living in the Jackson Heights community.
Register Today, call 718 426-9821 to reserve your child’s summer art camp spot.