Student Opportunities 2017-18
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Smack MellonArt Ready: Professional Artist MentorshipArt Ready is a mentorship program designed to give high school students the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional working in a visual arts discipline. Students will meet a wide range of artists from emerging to well known and be mentored by professional artists. Students who complete Art Ready will be informed, educated and prepared to make a decision about pursuing a future career in the arts.10/4/2017Grades 10-12November 1 - May 16 2018
ArtsConnectionTRaC ProgramThe Teens Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Participants spend ten weeks attending cutting-edge theater, dance and music performances; visiting artists studios, galleries, and museums; mastering NYC's subway system; learning the art of discussion and critical writing; producing media content; and so much more!

What Happens in TRaC?
• Attend 5 art events in NYC, including plays, films, concerts, exhibitions, and more
• Work with professional artists and writers to publish reviews and writings on our blog.
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• Meet new people from different backgrounds all across the metro area
• Travel around the five boroughs
• Improve your verbal and written communication skills
9/26/2017All high school studentsVisual Arts TRaC
Oct. 13- Dec. 16, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 at Museum of Arts and Design, with two weekend events
Discuss and write about the visual arts: painting, sculpture, installation and more! Past venues include: El Museo del Barrio, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, and various artist studios.

Music TRaC
Oct. 13- Dec. 16, Fridays, 4:30- 6:30 at ART-NY, with two weekend events
Discuss and write about the music artists, concerts, new releases and more! Past concerts and venues include: Denzel Curry, Quad Studios, and BAMCafe.

Film TRaC
Oct. 13- Dec. 16, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 at Museum of Arts and Design, with two weekend events
Discuss and write about films, film exhibitions, directors, critics, screenplays and more! Past screenings and venues include: Tribeca Film Festival, Anthology Film, and Whiplash.

Multi-Arts TRaC
Oct. 13- Dec. 16, Fridays, 4:30- 6:30 at ART-NY, with two weekend events
Discuss and write about and create digital media content in response to diverse art forms. PAst performances and venues include: Bronx Gothic, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Kitchen, and WNYC.
Maysles EducationTeen Producers AcademyThe Teen Producers Academy is a year-round after school and summer intensive film program where high school students work in small teams to make a short documentary. We are looking for youth who have a story to tell, and want to make moving and honest films about subjects important to you and your communities.9/2/18/2017Grades 10-12Program runs Fridays, 4:30 - 7:30 starting Friday November 3, 2017 and running for 25 weeks until May 18, 2018
Ace Mentor ProgramAce Mentor ProgramACE is a free after-school program for high school students who want to learn about careers in Architecture, Construction, and/or Engineering.
Students are mentored by successful architects, construction managers, and engineers who meet as a team at mentors’ offices twice a month during the school year for two hours starting at 4:00 or 4:30PM.
Teams are organized like a real life project design team and include a developer/owner, an architectural firm, a construction management company, and engineering firms.

What will I do in ACE?
Students will learn what it is like to work in the design and construction industry and develop a design project tailored to their interests. Sessions will include hands-on activities, use of design software, office tours and field trips to construction/project sites. Students will also build a model and present the design project with their teammates at the end of the year.
Apply by mid-OctoberAll high school studentsTBAwww.acementor.orgnono
International Center of PhotographyFall Teen AcademyWith classes for beginners such as Photography I in Black & White: Camera & Darkroom, as well as more advanced courses like Photography I in Color: Color Film & Darkroom and Photography II in Black & White: The Self-Published Artist, our 10-week classes facilitate spaces for high school students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.9/18/2017All high school studentsVaries - check application, but need-based scholarships are available
ArtsConnectionStudent Art ProgramExhibitions: ArtsConnection’s Student Art Program curates and mounts exhibitions that showcase artists in grades 6-12 from New York City public schools. Exhibitions of selected artwork are hosted in spaces in New York City with an opening recep-tion for artists and their guests. Awards: Each exhibiting artist and their teacher receives a $100 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials. Framed art is returned to student.10/24/2017All high school studentsApply by 10/24/2017 for a planned exhibition at a later
ArtsConnectionTeen Programs InternshipsInternship Benefits:
Participation in ArtsConnection events and workshops
Access to performances and exhibitions in the city
Exposure to all departments and staff of the organization
Attendance at department and full staff meetings
Build a professional network and valuable references
Site visits with other arts and education organizations
Receive a stipend of $300 per internship
Receive credit (where applicable)
9/13/2017Age 17 and older9/13/17

See Mr. Landegger in room 1001
FriezeFrieze TeensThe Freize Teens program supports high school students by providing them with the unique opportunity to interact with key players in the contemporary art world. From September through June, Frieze Teens meet weekly for a total of 28 workshops and site visits developing a comprehensive understanding of the myriad careers and current practice of the contemporary art world. Frieze Teens form a peer community and work collaboratively to investigate and broaden their artistic perspectives.9/12/2017All high school studentsSaturdays 10:30-12pm September through MaySee flyer in the lobbynono
School of Visual Arts2017 AmericaHigh School students throughout the United States are invited by the BFA Photography
and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts to exhibit their photography alongside
their peers in a group show that explores themes of America in 2017. Each artist who
submits work is guaranteed to be represented in “2017 America,” which aims to give voice
to the newest members of the visual community. The exhibition will be on view from
November 17th through December 3rd at SVA Gramercy Gallery in New York City.
10/6/2017 (extended)All high school studentsExhibition dates: November 18 - December 2,
CUE Art FoundationCUE Teen Art CollectiveThe CUE Teen Collective is a free, after school program designed for NYC high school students interested in art careers. Participants meet on Thursday afternoons from October through May to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space. The CUE Teen Collective aims to cultivate teens’ personal artistic voices and to expand their notions of what art can be and how artists function within the world today. We pay particular attention to collaboration, non-traditional art and artists, and hybrid career paths. Through field trips, engagement with CUE’s exhibiting artists, and conversations with art professionals, participants are offered unique access to NYC’s art world.10/3/2017high school students in grades 10 and 11The program begins on October 12th, 2017 and runs through May 31st, 2018
BRAC (Bronx River Art Center)Cartooning with Devon PurkissBronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a culturally diverse, multi-arts, non-profit organization that provides a forum for community, artists, and youth to transform creativity into vision. Our Education, Exhibitions, Artist Studios, and Presenting Programs cultivate leadership in an urban environment and stewardship of our natural resource — the Bronx River.ASAPAll high school students10/12/2017
Center for ArchitectureArchitecture and Design College FairThe Architecture and Design College Fair provides an opportunity for school representatives to interface with students, parents and school counselors who are interested in speaking with representatives from undergraduate architecture and design schools. High School students from the tri-state area are invited to attend this free college fair to learn more about applying to architecture school. Representatives from schools both within and outside of New York State will be on-hand at the Center for Architecture to meet with students and answer questions.RSVPAll high school students11/4/2017
ParsonsThe Parsons Scholars ProgramThe Parsons Scholars Program is a multi-year need-based scholarship program for
low-income New York City public school students interested in art and design study.
Accepted students participate from 10th grade through 12th grade.
10th graders only10th grade through 12th
The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. FellowshipThe Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. FellowshipThe Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship is an annual award for young artists to produce extraordinary independent projects. In providing creative capital to young people, the Fellowship seeks to foster a positive educational and creative process that empowers them to be working artists for a summer, and to experience the freedom and the responsibility that such trust entails. Fellowship awards are merit-based and open to young artists from any background or country.Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5 PM Eastern TimeAll high school studentsn/a
New-York Historical SocietyStuart Weitzman Footwear Design CompetitionStuart Weitzman and the New-York Historical Society invite New York metro-area high school students to participate in a footwear design competition in conjunction with Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes. Students are invited to submit a unique shoe design in one of two categories: Socially-Conscious Fashion or Material Innovation. Reviewed by prominent curators, educators, and Stuart Weitzman himself, the ten finalists’ designs will be exhibited in Walk this Way at the New-York Historical Society and the finalists will be invited to the VIP Opening Reception. Stuart Weitzman will announce each winner at the Opening Reception. Stuart Weitzman will produce the winning designs to be included in the exhibition.Monday, December 18, 2017, 9:00amAll high school studentsn/a (INFO and entry link)nono
Cooper UnionDesign Prep
Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Cooper Hewitt offers free hands-on workshops for teens to learn about design's creative process. Led by professional designers, the workshops help build skills and a portfolio. All programs are from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Open to New York City high school students only.12/14/2017All high school students12/14/2017
International Center of PhotographyWinter ClassesRegistration is open for our Winter Teen Academy classes at The International Center of Photography! From classes for beginners such as Photography I in Black & White: Camera & Darkroom to more theme-based courses such as Photography I in Color: Color Film & Darkroom, Photography II in Black & White: Lighting for Portraiture, and New Media I: People Powered Media Narratives, our 10-week classes facilitate spaces for high school students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. From classes for beginners such as Photography I in Black & White: Camera & Darkroom to more theme-based courses such as Photography I in Color: Color Film & Darkroom, Photography II in Black & White: Lighting for Portraiture, and New Media I: People Powered Media Narratives, our 10-week classes facilitate spaces for high school students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.1/5/18 at 5:00pmAll high school studentsvaries
DCTVThe Media FellowshipAre you or a student you know interested in exploring the power of visual storytelling? Designed for beginner to advanced high school filmmakers, these programs help students learn collaborative filmmaking and media arts. Students pitch ideas, rotate production roles and interact with local community members. As participants progress through the video production process, they foster skills in team-building, leadership and public speaking. Ultimately, youth producers raise their voices within their communities and create films that matter.1/22/2018grades 9-11January - May (5 months)
NYC Dept of EducationSummer Arts InstituteSummer Arts Institute is a free, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2018 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). This intensive program is held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects. Students can specialize in FILM, DANCE, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL STRINGS, THEATER, VISUAL ARTS or VOCAL MUSIC. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, cultural organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university or conservatory.2/5/2018students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2018 (students currently in grades 7 through 11)July 9 – August 3, 2018
NYU SteinhardtVisionary Studio: Saturday Art WorkshopVisionary Studio: Saturday Art Workshop is an 9-week program that allows students to infuse issues of social justice into a dynamic art-making practice. From 10am-12pm, Saturday mornings, teens explore one of four significant social themes (i.e. imagining the human body, activism in visual art, climate change, etc.) and draw upon a rich array of innovative, multidisciplinary approaches through which they can visually express their ideas. Classes are taught by teams of graduate students completing their Certification in Art Education program at New York University. Together, students and teachers consider ways in which artists can and do influence society, and experiment with techniques that include drawing, painting, printmaking, video, photography, 3-dimensional media, and installation. These workshops challenge students to think outside of traditional artistic media and explore how artistic boundaries and influence can be stretched to include what has historically been excluded. As part of the program students participate in a final exhibition inviting a wide audience of parents, friends, teachers, and NYU faculty, to see their work.2/15/2018All high school studentsThis program is an 9-Saturday commitment, from 10am-12pm, on the following dates:
March 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19
GoogleDoodle 4 GoogleStudents in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create an uplifting doodle that tells the world “What inspires me.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization, and a behind-the-scenes experience with the Doodle team to transform their Doodle into an interactive experience on The contest is open for entries from January 8th – March 2nd, 2018 – only 8 short weeks!3/2/2018All high school studentsn/a
City CollegeCity Art LabThis innovative project helps teens build a portfolio while working with outstanding teaching artists. As in previous years, over the course of 12 weeks, participants will investigate multiple ways to make art, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and interactive art. Teens will explore these different approaches to creating art with practicing artists from City College of New York. Final artworks will be publicly exhibited.2/14/2018All New York City high school students are welcome to apply; there is no need for previous art experience.Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:30 p.m. from February 21 - May 16, 2018 in the Art Department at City College (Room 303E Shepard Hall) at 160 Convent Avenue and 140th
ArtsConnectionStudent Art ProgramThe Student Art Program is an ongoing exhibition program with eight opportunities a year for NYC public school students in 6th -12th grade to showcase your artwork. We send open calls for thematic exhibitions that are curated, framed and installed in the offices of corporate partners. Exhibiting artists receive an award and come to an opening reception with fellow artists.Thursday, February 15, 2018, 5pmNYC public school students in 6th -12th gradevaries
New York School of Interior DesignPre-College ProgramThis program will immerse you in the practice of interior design. You’ll study color, materials, architectural drawing, and digital media. You’ll visit design firms and museums, and spend your downtime hanging out in the nation’s design capital. And all classes are led by the same established designers that teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs. This program will build your portfolio, answer questions about your future, and a give you head start in interior design. Students receive one undergraduate credit for completion of each course.6/1/2018High School sophomores, juniors, and seniorsPre-College 1: July 9-19; Pre-College II: July 23 – August 2$1150, scholarships available
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