Draw and Reflect Art Workshop
This on-site workshop engages students with The Drawing Center's exhibitions through a guided tour and hands-on project. Specific works will be discussed in detail in order to practice sustained observation and encourage more personal and thoughtful responses.
The art-making project will take place in the galleries as well, continuing the students' immersion with the work and enabling experimentation with visual concepts.
Through this program, The Drawing Center partners with four neighboring Lower Manhattan public schools to provide students with an in-depth visual art experience. Incorporating a gallery visit and five in-school sessions, Drawing Connections will culminate in an exhibition of the students' artwork in the Center's galleries. A teaching artist will be paired with a classroom teacher for the duration of the program and will develop a project that relates both to topics currently covered in the classroom and to exhibitions on view in the Drawing Room. Students will benefit from guided instruction with a teaching artist and enjoy the accomplishment of seeing their work displayed in a professional museum setting. Each spring, The Drawing Center will exhibit the students' drawings in the galleries and host a special reception for students, teachers, and parents.
Drawing Out: Student Artwork from the Drawing Connections Program
June 12-20, 2019 in our Lab corridor
Reception: Wednesday, June 12, 5–7pm
The Drawing Center presents Drawing Out: Student Artwork from the Drawing Connections Program, which pairs practicing artists with teachers in Lower Manhattan public schools to develop projects that relate classroom curricula to The Drawing
Center’s exhibitions. Now in its fifteenth year, Drawing Out features group projects by approximately one hundred students from four classes in the participating schools of: Broome Street Academy Charter High School, Chelsea Career and Technical
Education High School, P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman School, and P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto School.
Drawing Out is organized by Aimee Good, Director of Education and Community
Drawing Out is part of The Drawing Center’s Michael Iovenko School Programs. Education and Community Programs at The Drawing Center are made possible by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. Major support is provided by The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation. Additional support is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.
Special thanks to Gourmet Garage for refreshments and to Maria Hupfield and Scott Fowler for their dedicated and inspired teaching.