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 section

Studio in a school is featured in the Brooklyn Rail's May issue. The feature highlights the organization's origin, how it has grown to serve more than 32,00 students years, and what it aims to do in the future. Check out the story. here.

Studio NYC launches ‘Studio in your Home’ to provide NYC children with at-home art activities

During this unprecedented time when New York City students are unable to attend school, Studio NYC remains as committed as ever to staying involved with the NYC school community. Although the schools are closed, our Artist Instructors remain dedicated to reaching NYC’s children and youth by creating home-based art activities for all grades. Click here to participate and create your own artworks!

Studio in a School NYC names new President

Studio in a School 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 (NJPAC), 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. Earlier, she was Associate Vice President for Diversity and Campus Life at The Juilliard School in New York City, where she served in a variety administrative positions for more than 14 years. Read more.

Agnes Gund receives inaugural Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award

Studio in a School’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 groundbreaking …

Artist Marcia Grostein donates art sales for Studio

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 & 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 reporting to Margo Amgott, Studio NYC’s Interim Executive Director. Greg brings broad experience in each of these areas and a deep background working in arts education in New York City.

Studio in a School announces Special Matching Gift Program

Studio in a School has received a pledge from an anonymous donor for up to $1 million in matching funds for new or increased gifts to the organization from individual supporters. This extraordinary initiative will match gifts by new donors, and will double any increases in giving by current donors. The matching gift program began on October 1 and will be in effect until the $1 million in matching funds is reached. “Studio in a School is deeply appreciative of the generosity of this anonymous supporter,” said Studio Board Chair, Dr. Vivian Pan.

Glenn Ligon visits PS 123 in Manhattan

The 5th and 6th graders in Studio in a School Artist Instructor James Reynolds’ art class at PS 123 in Manhattan were bursting with questions for their famous visiting artist, Glenn Ligon. The students had seen images of some of Ligon’s work …

Studio’s Pre-K/Kindergarten Program featured on News 12

Studio Institute’s Arts Interns at Venice Biennale

Every summer, college students participating in Studio Institute’s Arts Intern program undertake internships at U.S. cultural institutions. This year, a select group of eight Arts Interns will be headed to Venice for Biennale Arte 2019. In conjunction with the Martin …

Studio in a School selects nonprofit leader to serve as interim executive

Dr. Vivian Pan, Chair of Studio’s Board of Directors announced today that Margo Amgott will become the Interim Executive Director (IED) for Studio NYC effective June 18, 2019. Dr. Pan said, “Studio in a School is grateful for Chris Wisniewski’s …

Studio Institute presents at 2019 NAEA National Convention in Boston

In March, Studio Institute traveled to Boston to present Digital Mosaic Creatures: Using iPads to Integrate Art and Math. The hands-on session shared a unit of study developed in Expanding The Frame (ETF), our research project created by an Arts …

Studio featured in The Global Search for Education

Studio in a School NYC Executive Director Christopher Wisniewski recently sat down with the Global Search for Education for a far-ranging conversation about Studio’s history, the emphasis on creativity in today’s curriculum, the impact of technology on art education, and more.

The Afterschool Reading Club

In 2016, the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched the Afterschool Reading Club (ARC), a literacy enrichment program for elementary school students living in temporary housing. In the program’s first year, the NYCDOE asked Studio in a School to be the …

The Studio Institute featured in Memphis newspaper

The Studio Institute recently launched its Creative Start pilot program in Memphis, Tennessee. The Daily Memphian featured the Institute’s newest addition in a recent article. Read it here.

Studio Receives Prestigious Chapman Price

Studio in a School Association is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Chapman Prize from the Council on Foundations at its upcoming Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 28. Read the Council on Foundations’ press release below: New …

Studio NYC Launches New English Language Learners Initiative

Studio in a School NYC has launched a major initiative to serve English Language Learners (ELL) in New York City public schools this school year. Building on previous work that was seeded by the Department of Education’s Arts Partnership grant …

Studio Institute Fall Portfolio Development

Studio Institute’s Studio Intensives are under way! Twenty-six high school students have begun the process of strengthening their portfolios in this year’s Portfolio Development class. Under the guidance of experienced college professor and Studio Artist Instructor Jamie Powell, the public …

Studio in a School receives prestigious Chapman Prize

Studio in a School is honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Chapman Prize from the Council on Foundations at its upcoming Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 28. Read more about Studio in a School receiving this prestigious …

Studio Founder Agnes Gund honored as a ‘Philanthropy Innovator’ by the Wall Street Journal

We are thrilled that Studio in a School’s inspiring founder, Agnes Gund, was featured as a ‘Philanthropy Innovator’ in the Wall Street Journal Magazine. Read the story here.  

Dr. Vivian Pan Elected Chair of Studio Board

The Board of Directors of the Studio in a School Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Vivian Pan was unanimously elected to the position of Chair at its October 4, 2018 meeting. Dr. Pan serves as the sixth Chair …

Studio Institute students to collaborate with Martin Puryear in the 58th Venice Biennale

The Studio Institute is thrilled to announce that students participating in its programs will collaborate with renowned artist Martin Puryear on his project for the 58th Venice Biennale opening next spring. Mr. Puryear will create new, site-specific pieces for the pavilion, including …

Studio in a School Receives Donation of Acrylic Paint from Liquitex

Contribution Will Help Inspire 500 Children to Create Art During Summer Camps Throughout New York City  June 25, 2018, New York, NY — Studio in a School announced today that Liquitex, one of the world’s leading acrylic artist paint brands, …

Check out the Bloomberg Arts Internship blog

The Bloomberg Arts Internship places rising seniors from select NYC public schools at various arts and cultural organizations. The program provides interns with a paid six week job experience, rich arts engagement opportunities, improved oral and written communication skills, and a head start on their college applications. Read more about the interns’ experiences on their blog.

Young Visions 2018 at Christie’s New York

Young Visions 2018 features more than 220 artworks created by students, form all five boroughs, in pre-K through 12th grade. From paintings and sculptures to drawings and digital media, the art on display demonstrates the range of media explored by students. The exhibition will be on view at Christie's New York through June 26.

Join Studio’s team of Artist Instructors

Studio in a School is currently looking to add new artists to its team of Artist Instructors for the 2018-19 school year. Learn more about our programs and find out how you can become an integral part to provide the children of New York City's public schools with high quality visual arts education.

Executive Director Chris Wisniewski interviewed by What Should We Do

Studio in a School NYC Executive Director Chris Wisniewski was recently interviewed by What Should We Do. The Q&A highlights his work for Studio in a School, what a typical day at Studio might look like, his professional background, and why he thinks Studio's work in New York City's public schools is so important. Read more here.

Studio in a School featured on artnet news

Studio in a School and its founder, Agnes Gund, are currently featured on artnet. The article highlights four New York City art institutions - the Drawing Center, the New Museum, the Public Art Fund, and Studio in a School - that all recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Read about their history here.

Jeff Koons visits a group of 2nd graders at PS 145 in Manhattan

American Pop Artist Jeff Koons recently visited 2nd grade students participating in Studio in a School’s Long Term Program at P.S. 145, The Bloomingdale School, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The students engaged in a discussion about art with Mr. Koons, and they also got the opportunity to present their own portraits, explained the inspiration behind them and why they made their artistic choices. The visit was covered by ARTFIXdaily. Read the article.

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Studio Selections 2019 @ 1 East 53rd Street

On October 22nd , 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 …

Red carpet photos from ‘Young Visions 2019’

In June, hundreds of proud young artists and their families took to the red carpet at Christie’s New York, as they celebrated the opening of Young Visions 2019, the annual citywide exhibition of student artwork from Studio in a School. …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

‘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, …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Studio in a School Sends Jeff Koons to Second Grade

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