This weeklong intensive program provides middle school students from across New York City the opportunity to practice observational drawing and painting techniques, and prepare artwork for their portfolios, which are required for admission to specialized arts high schools. Visits to art galleries and museums serve as inspiration for the students while they develop their craft.

This program is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The classes fill quickly so you are advised to apply early once registration has begun.


Schedule choices:

Session 1: August 8 - 12, 2016 *SOLD OUT*
Session 2: August 15 - 19, 2016 *SOLD OUT*
Students must register for one session only.

Run time: 10am—4pm (Mon—Fri)

Location: Classes take place at the Clemente Soto Velez Community and Education Center (Lower East Side), with supplemental field trips scheduled throughout the week to museums and galleries throughout NYC. Please keep in mind that pickup and drop-off locations will differ some days according to the field trip schedule.

Artist Teacher: Jaqueline Cedar has led the summer program since its inception in 2014. 

Eligibility: To be eligible for the program, students must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at the time of registration (Spring, 2016), and must live within the five boroughs of NYC. Students must not have any schedule conflicts for the duration of the program.

Cost: A non-refundable fee of $20 is required for registration. Art materials, field trip costs, and snacks are provided by the foundation, however students must bring their own lunch. Please register below.

For more information please contact Shona Masarin-Hurst, Programs Manager: Please write “Summer Program Registration” in the subject line; or call (212) 206-3583.

Download the 2016 flyer: HERE