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Soap Sculpture

DATES May 01, 1930 through June 30, 1930
ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT American Art
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  • May 19, 1930 The fruits of the labors of the 100 children who have gone to the Brooklyn Museum every Saturday morning during the season to take part in the Saturday morning Art Classes are now being shown by the Docent's Department on the first floor of the Museum where they will be on view through May.

    These 100 children are divided into five classes which do clay modelling, soap sculpture, paper cut-outs, drawing and painting and costume designing. Those who have done the last named work have used the Museum costumes and library plates. They have obtained their results by copying old costumes and working out designs for modern costumes from this experience. Curiously enough, those interested in drawing and painting are mostly boys who also use the Museum material for their inspiration. They have produced some very lovely still life groups from looking at Czechoslovakian pottery and have copied Indian drawings and paintings in order to work out their own designs along these lines. They have also used the birds, animals and fish in the Natural Science section of the Museum.

    The principal work of those who have been doing paper cut-outs is to produce a large toyshop project, while the sculptors in soap have produced some amusing near-ivory elephants, rabbits and a pueblo house. The bulk-of this work is in relief. Of the clay modellers, Irving Moshinsky, a student of the sculptor, Kratina, has shown the most promise.

    Special mention should be made of the following students whose work is outstanding and whose attendance has been most regular:

    Clay Class;. Irving Moshinsky, André Rueff, Richard Zangwell, Taddy Zangwell, David Zer, Donald Malton, Francis Golden, Wilfrid. Landsman.

    Soap Sculpture Class: James Cancen, Walter Johnson, Max Cohen, Aline Thayer.

    Paper Cut-out Class: Loretta Nievich, Myrtle Mandiberg, Billy Gordon, Clare Bodian, Edith Bodian, Beverly Oppenheimer.

    Painting and Drawing Class: David Posner, Bobby Wood, Robert Dodge, Santo Sanfilippo, Stanley Urrozinski, Kasmir Urrozinski, Teddy Buvaczyuski, Morton Gaston, Seymour Weinstein.

    Costume Design Class: Evelyn Schweizer, Mildred Schweizer, Edna Schweizer, Annabelle Satchwell, Marie Sax, Marion Donovan, Fay Arky, Hortense Maniberg, Muriel Alexander, Ernestine Roman.

    The exhibition of Ancient and Modern Dutch East Indian Art which has been on view at the Brooklyn Museum for almost two months is now being dismantled.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1916 - 1930. 04-06_1930, 102-3.
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