Our arts education programs, which serve students in grades 5 through 12, are designed to promote and complement the New York State Common Core curriculum, while encouraging each student's artistic development. Our students interact with and produce their own artwork, articulate their visions and goals in artist statements, create and follow budgets and timelines, and learn about the wide variety of careers in the arts. Students further develop their visual literacy as they determine and analyze central ideas or themes of an artwork, and learn to interpret formal decisions in a piece of art as they would interpret words or phrases in a text. We believe it is imperative to foster strong arts education in our city's schools, and to promote accessible, well-rounded educational opportunities for the young people in our city.
CUE Teen Collective is a new after-school program for high school students piloting Fall 2016.
jumpstART was a collaboration with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, is a intensive after-school program for high school students. The program was discontinued June 2016.
ARTworks is an in-class program, developed in partnership with our neighborhood schools.
Summer School is a portfolio development intensive for NYC middle school students held each summer.
Arts education programming is generously supported by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.