The Avant Garde Preschool program was originally started by Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti, owners of Partners & Spade, a storefront and studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan. Catering to children ages 5-12, the program has previously been led by artists such as Karen Kimmel, Donald Baechler, and Confetti System.
To kick off the new partnership between Partners & Spade and RxArt, Dan Colen hosted the inaugural class. The young participants spent a fun-filled afternoon using brightly colored flower petals and an assortment of M&M’s to create vibrant, nontraditional works of art. Dan encouraged the kids to create their works using whatever methods came to mind, reminding them that when it comes to art, there are “no rules”.