VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMS
In 2019, we initiated our partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools District (CMSD), supporting arts residencies in two Pre-K–8 elementary schools during the 2019–20 school year.
In fall 2020, we were pleased to resume our programs at Clara E. Westropp Elementary for the 2020–21 school year, with Studio artist instructor John Kim leading Zoom classes for students in grades 3–6. In mid-December, John assembled and distributed 345 Studio Institute art kits so that students could continue creating art during the holiday break.
In spring 2021, we introduced a new, online observational drawing series (“Sketchbook Academy”) that was available to high school students in Cleveland, Memphis, and New York City. During four after-school sessions, students built core skills, and learned new techniques and approaches to drawing using traditional materials.