Selected Students will be notified by May 10th, 2019Who can apply: High School Students that live in the Bronx and are serious about their artist life, are interested in pursuing a career in the arts or are working towards developing an artists portfolio. Students MUST commit to all 7 Saturday sessions.DATES: May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15 June 22, 2019. Each session starts at 12 noon and ends at 3 pm. Schedule may vary on the days that we have trips.
LOCATION: Classes and our final Art Exhibition will be held at our Studios at 240 E 153rd Street, Bronx NY 10471. Trips to studios/galleries or museum will be in the Bronx area.
What is Included: This project is free for students thanks to the generous donations of our community! All students will receive all art materials, one-of a kind Think/Create/Share Lab T-Shirt and a Metrocard to cover transportation costs to and from classes and trips. We will provide a light lunch and snacks for each session.
The objective of this project is to engage a selected group of High School Students, that are passionate and committed to their artistic creation, to participate in a hands-on experiential seven-Saturday program. The program will guide and prepare them to develop an artistic life and habits, prepare a college competitive art portfolio and eventually prepare them to conduct interviews with higher education institution in hopes to join an arts program as a career path.
At the end of the project students should be able to:
1. Describe and understand the creative process and art techniques used by visiting or resident artists
2. Understand the process and practice of creating an art exhibition
3. Complete a series of art pieces based on a concept developed by themselves
4. Understand the process and practice on how to include their artwork into an artist portfolio
5. Describe their own creative process and artwork during the art exhibition
During this 7-Saturday Program Students will…
Week 1 (May 11): Explore different topics related to themselves as well as their communities in order to get familiarized with the creative process and to find inspiration and set goals.
Week 2 (May 18): Visit local galleries, museums and/or artists’ studio.
Week 3 (May 25): Build, deconstruct and refine the concept for their culminating Art Exhibition project and will begin to design the show.
Weeks 4 (June 1): Have Hands on studio time, creating art, and the drafts for the exposition. Teachers and Resident Artists/Curators will guide and mentor students during this process.
Week 5 (June 8): Have a second visit to local galleries, museums and/or artists’ studio. During this second visit students will have the opportunity to finetune their work through observing art, comparing and contrasting as well as gathering ways to improve their work.
Weeks 6 (June 15): Refine or redefine their art pieces. They will engage in peer reviews and or visiting/resident artist reviews. They will also focus on observing the setting, construction and reflective process required to create an art exhibition
Week 7: (June 22): Set up exhibition (12 to 3 pm) and Opening Reception (5 to 7 pm) .