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 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.