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Two Years of Accomplishments: Read Studio’s Annual Review!

We look back on the extraordinary years of 2020 and 2021 and see how Studio in a School defied expectations and flourished in unexpected ways, despite the challenges. Our programs were in full swing when Covid-19 appeared and a quick …

Limited Edition Martin Puryear to Benefit Studio in a School

Studio in a School is proud to unveil a limited edition print by Martin Puryear (pictured below). For more information or to purchase a print, contact (212) 459-1455 x223 or prints@studioinaschool.org. All proceeds will benefit The Studio in a School …

Studio’s Award for Excellence in the Arts is presented to 15 students in P.S. Art

The work in the P.S. Art 2021 exhibition stands out for the way in which it both reflects and responds to the unique circumstances of our times. Browse the catalogue to explore student artworks that demonstrate personal expression, imaginative use of media, and an understanding of artistic processes.

SAVE THE DATE: Studio in a School’s 45th Anniversary Gala

When philanthropist Agnes Gund founded Studio in a School in 1977, she was on a mission to make sure visual arts education had a place in NYC public schools. Today, Studio has successfully served over one million students in classrooms …

Christie’s New York welcomes “Young Visions 2022”

The Studio in a School Association is proud to present Young Visions 2022. The return of Studio’s annual exhibition Young Visions 2022 to Christie’s New York, after a two-year hiatus due the pandemic, felt like a jubilant homecoming. Featuring over …

Photos from “Young Visions 2022” at Christie’s New York

Thanks for joining us for Young Visions 2022: Opening Reception at Christie’s New York! All pictures from the event’s Step and Repeat can be found below.  

“Littlest Learners 2022”, spotlights the city’s youngest artists at the Studio in a School NYC Gallery

“As our youngest students develop their capacities to express themselves, visual art is a profound tool for communication. Through the language of shape, color, and line, they invite us into their world and show us what brings them joy and …

“Boundless Imagination” arrives at the Studio in a School NYC Gallery

Studio NYC is thrilled to present, Boundless Imagination: Creativity in the Time of Covid-19 from Studio in a School NYC at our very own gallery located at One East 53rd Street in Manhattan.This exhibition was originally produced in 2021 with …

“First Impressions” Highlights over 30 Years of Student Prints at Studio NYC

Studio NYC is honored to partner with our longstanding cultural partner Christie’s to present, First Impressions: Prints by the Children of New York City, a virtual exhibition of 40 exceptional artworks by elementary and middle school students exploring the complexities …

“Boundless Imagination” brings creative visions to Montefiore Medicine

Studio NYC is honored to partner with The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine to present Boundless Imagination: Creativity in the Time of Covid-19 from Studio in a School NYC. View Exhibition Catalogue This exhibition features over 70 …
View of a virtual gallery featuring Studio Selections 2021 exhibition

“Studio Selections 2021” Celebrates Marvelous Creativity

Take a virtual tour of "Studio Selections 2021," Studio NYC's annual celebration of the creativity of our students. 40 student artworks in drawing, painting, and collage are on view in a 3D gallery space created especially for Studio NYC by our cultural partner, Christie’s.

P.S. Art 2021 Exhibition Catalogue

The work in the P.S. Art 2021 exhibition stands out for the way in which it both reflects and responds to the unique circumstances of our times. Browse the catalogue to explore student artworks that demonstrate personal expression, imaginative use of media, and an understanding of artistic processes.

Shaping the “P.S. Art 2021” Exhibition

The annual exhibition organized by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) in partnership with The Metroplitan Museum of Art and Studio in a School NYC features 153 student artworks. Studio NYC plays a key role in P.S. Art selection process. Together with the DOE we nominate and convene the selection panel—a group of specialists with expertise in fine arts and arts education.

Young Visions 2021 Exhibition Catalogue Released

"Young Visions 2021," an annual exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistic achievements of students participating in Studio in a School visual art programs, takes the form of a digital catalogue.
Studio NYC Artist Instructor Leigh Ruple at P.S. 145 in Brooklyn. Photograph by Mindy Best.

“Art in Our Community” Curricula Awarded NEA Grant

Studio NYC's new curricula will engage students in art making in varied media while focusing on the history of local artists and cultural movements, and connecting students to the artists, artworks, and cultural resources in their neighborhoods today.

Process-Based Teaching of Visual Arts Gains Traction Through “Create”

In Studio NYC’s visual art pedagogy, process-based learning has always been central to helping students communicate ideas, experiences, and emotions. When the New York City Department of Education conceived of "Create," Studio NYC accepted the opportunity to share our practice of art making as inquiry.

Remembering Vartan Gregorian

Studio in a School sadly marks the passing of Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a long-time friend and generous supporter of Studio in a School, both personally and professionally.

Studio NYC Students Celebrate City Life in We ❤ New York

Studio NYC’s staff selected 35 artworks that capture the character of a place so close to students’ hearts for a new digital exhibition hosted by Christie's New York. The show offers a multifaceted portrait of New York City, from quiet neighborhood streets to panoramic views of the city’s storied skyline.
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Studio in a School NYC Stands in Solidarity with #StopAsianHate Movement

Studio in a School NYC stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community to help end the cycle of hate and bigotry. Our children deserve a climate that is free of racism and bias and where their growth, health and safety come first. We will continue to amplify their authentic voice through artmaking, creativity and freedom.
Studio NYC Artist Instructor Aneta Wegrzyn at PS 219 Brooklyn. Photo: Mindy Best.

Social and Emotional Learning Integral to Studio NYC Art Experiences

Social-emotional learning (SEL) supports students’ capacities to learn, communicate, and create. Studio NYC is facilitating our Artist Instructors’ professional development through a series of workshops on SEL.

Studio NYC Programs Air On WNET, Let’s Learn Series

Studio NYC is providing video content for the public television series "Let’s Learn," a partnership between the New York City Department of Education and WNET Channel 13, joining other New York City arts organizations to serve the children and families of our city during this challenging time.

Studio NYC and Christie’s Show “Pictures of Us”

Studio NYC is proud to partner with Christie’s to present the online exhibition, "Pictures of Us: Portraits by the Children of New York City." Thirty portraits in drawing, collage, painting, and printmaking reflect and celebrate the diverse communities that enrich life in New York City.

Studio NYC Launches P.S. Art 2020 Exhibition Catalogue

Explore the new catalogue that Studio NYC produced for "P.S. Art 2020," the annual citywide exhibition of student artwork organized each year in partnership the NYC Department of Education and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Statement from Studio in a School

These last few days have left me overwhelmed, angry, and empty. The senseless killing of George Floyd, the multiple expressions of outrage over the aggressive treatment and deaths of black and brown people while in police custody, the peaceful protests, the riots. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us that riots are “the language of the unheard.” At Studio In a School, in the face of this tragedy and global pandemic, we know that now is the time to challenge our assumptions, reflect, and actively address racism in our communities. Studio in a School condemns brutality and violence against Black people and is committed to addressing racial inequity in this country, specifically, in the education system.

Studio in a School Featured in The Brooklyn Rail’s ArTonic

Studio in a school is featured in The Brooklyn Rail's May issue. The feature, by art critic and independent curator Lilly Wei, highlights the organization's origin, how it has grown to serve more than 32,000 students a year, and what it aims to do in the future. Check out the story here.

Make Art at Home with “Studio in Your Home”

Join Studio NYC Artist Instructors for a range of artmaking activities that you can do with all kinds of materials found at home. Click here and you’ll find step-by-step art lessons, fun videos, and our Daily Sketch series. 

Studio in a School NYC Names New President

Studio NYC has named arts educator Alison Scott-Williams as its new President, Board Chair Vivian Pan announced. Ms. Scott-Williams joins Studio NYC from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where she has been the Vice President for Arts Education since 2015. At NJPAC, Scott-Williams provided strategy, administration, and program leadership in arts education.

Agnes Gund Receives Inaugural Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award

Studio in a School NYC’s inspirational founder, Agnes Gund, was recently presented with the inaugural “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award” at a ceremony in Washington D.C. Justice Ginsburg presented the honor to Ms. Gund to recognize her …

Artist Marcia Grostein Donates Art Sales for Studio NYC

Acclaimed artist Marcia Grostein created her photographic series, Brighton Beach Bliss, as her vision for an 'immersion in a utopia where multiple faiths, sects, races, and appearances are all welcome.' For the month of January, all purchases of prints in the series will benefit Studio in a School. Learn more here.

Studio Appoints New Director of Finance and Operations

Studio in a School Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Gregory H. Pierson as its new Director of Finance & Operations beginning on December 16, 2019. Greg will oversee financial planning and operations, human resources, and information technology for Studio in a School Association, and day-to-day operations for Studio NYC. Greg brings broad experience in each of these areas and a deep background working in arts education in New York City.

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Events

Virtual Opening, “Boundless Imagination”

Join us to celebrate students’ creativity. Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. on Zoom (RSVP through Eventbrite to attend) Studio in a School NYC and The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Medicine are proud to present, Boundless Imagination: Creativity in …

Virtual Opening, “Young Visions 2021”

Friday, June 11, 4:00 - 5:00 on Zoom. Join us for a virtual opening of the exhibition "Young Visions 2021," our annual celebration of students' extraordinary artistic achievements. This event is free and open to the public.

“Studio Selections 2019” Opens at 1 East 53rd Street Gallery

On October 22, Studio in a School opened the Studio Selections 2019 exhibition to the public at its 1 East 53rd Street Gallery in Manhattan. The show includes almost 50 works of art created by students in 28 New York …

Red Carpet Photos from “Young Visions 2019”

Hundreds of proud young artists and their families took to the red carpet at Christie’s New York, as they celebrated the opening of the annual citywide exhibition of Studio NYC's student artwork.

Studio’s ‘Young Visions 2019’ at Christie’s New York

On June 24, 300 young artists representing more than 60 New York City public schools, licensed daycare centers, and Head Start program sites from all five boroughs were joined by friends and family as their artworks were unveiled at Christie’s …

‘Young Visions 2018’ at Christie’s New York

On June 16th, Christie’s New York opened its gallery doors to the public to view Studio in a School’s Young Visions 2018 exhibition. The show that was on view through June 26th, included works of art made by more than 325 students, …

Red carpet images from ‘Young Visions’ at Christie’s New York

In the 2017-18 school-year, Studio in a School brought visual arts education to 200 of New York City’s most underserved schools. From June 19 to June 26, we were thrilled to celebrate the work of our young artists at the …

Studio in a School at Asia Society

Inspired by Asian Art, a collaboration between Asia Society and Studio in a School, is a part of a series of exhibitions that presents the work of New York City students created in response to the great artistic traditions of …

Littlest Learners 2018

Littlest Learners  2018 presents artworks created by children participating in Studio in a School’s New York City Schools Program, which engages students from grades Pre-K through 12 at public schools and early childhood education centers in all five boroughs. The exhibition …

Students exhibit their work at the New York City Ballet

Now in its third year, the Studio Institute’s Multi-Media Intensives is a series of after-school art classes for high school students in collaboration with the New York City Ballet. Students worked on figure drawing with ballet dancers, saw a New …

View images from Young Visions 2017 at Christie’s New York

More than 400 young artists attending more than 55 different New York City public schools, daycare centers, and Head Starts from all five boroughs had their artworks on view in Young Visions 2017. The exhibition, displayed at Christie’s New York, celebrated the creativity and unique individual and collective experiences of young artists.

Artworks created by Studio in a School students currently on view at Christie’s New York & Asia Society

The school-year might be coming to a close, but the young artists participating in Studio in a School’s visual art programs across the city are as busy as ever exhibiting their artworks. In addition to year-end celebrations taking place at our partner schools all around the City, Studio currently has major exhibitions on view at two prominent New York City venues. Read more about these exhibitions.

40th Anniversary Gala & Art Making Day

On May 3, Studio in a School celebrated 40 years of providing visual arts education to New York City's public school children with an anniversary Gala on the Seagram Building Plaza. The following day, more than 300 students from Studio's programs visited the tent to celebrate Art Making Day. View images from both events and make sure you watch the CBS New York news segment from Art Making Day.

Jeff Koons Kicks Off Open Studio Week

Renowned artists visit Studio's Artist/Instructors in NYC public schools and work with students. Read more, view images, and watch videos of Claudia DeMonte, Jeff Koons, Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Fred Wilson.

Open Studio Brings Prominent Artists to Studio’s Partner Schools

During this week, Studio brings world renowned artists to NYC public schools to work with students and to highlight the importance of arts education. Read more about the visits by Wendy Mark, Clifford Ross, and William Wegman.

Young Visions 2015 at Christie’s New York

More than 200 artworks, created by over 400 young New York City public school students from all five boroughs, were on view in Studio's Young Visions 2015 exhibition at Christie's New York. The exhibition revealed how the children see themselves, their families, communities, cultures, favorite places, and neighborhood streets. View images.

Littlest Learners 2017 Opens at Studio’s Midtown Gallery

Proud students, families, teachers, and community members recently joined Studio at their 1 East 53rd Street gallery to celebrate its Littlest Learners 2017 exhibition. Public Schools and Community Based Organizations showcased a beautiful selection of young artists’ talents. Read more and view images from the event.

Teresita Fernandez Visits P.S. 152 in the Bronx

As we prepare for the start of a new school year, we are excited to share this video of a special day from the end of last school year, when renowned artist Teresita Fernandez visited P.S. 152 in the Bronx. Watch the video here.

Art & Healthy Living on view in Studio’s Midtown gallery

Proud students, families, teachers, and community members recently joined Studio in its 1 East 53rd Street gallery to celebrate its Art & Healthy Living exhibition. Over 50 pieces made by students at 24 public schools showcased a beautiful bounty of vibrant fruits and vegetables and the young artists’ talents. View images from the event.

Young Visions 2016 at Christie’s New York

On June 21, Christie’s New York opened its doors to the public to view Studio in a School’s Young Visions 2016 exhibition. The show, no longer on view, included works of art made by more than 250 students, Pre-K through high school, from 79 different New York City public schools, daycares, and community-based organizations. Read more and view images from Young Visions 2016.

Mark di Suvero & Studio in a School Host Open Studios

Mark di Suvero kicked off the second annual Open Studio Event. Read more in The Brooklyn Rail.

Open Studio Brings Prominent Artists to Studio’s Partner Schools

Students burst with questions for famous visiting artists. Read more, view images, and watch a video from the visits by Julie Mehretu and Mark di Suvero

Studio in a School Sends Jeff Koons to Second Grade

Channel THIRTEEN's METROFOCUS joined Jeff's visit. Watch the video.

Cool Substitute Art Teacher: Mr. Koons

Read More in the New York Times about Jeff Koon’s visit to P.S. 112 in Harlem.

Jeff Koons Teaches Art to City Kids

WNYC, New York's NPR affiliate, reports on Jeff's visit to a Studio partner school. Click to see photos and read the transcript