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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 …