Studio Institute–Newark
Discovery-based learning. Programs for students, pre-K through college.
Customized visual arts programming and professional development.


Free, Online Visual Arts Workshops
for Head Start & Title I Pre-K Teachers

Explore new ways to make art to support the development and social emotional learning of young children as you make connections between play, curriculum, and creative discoveries.

  • December 8, 2020 – 4-5 p.m.
    Exploring Shapes and Simple Designs
  • January 12 , 2021 – 4-5 p.m.
    Expressive Art: Encouraging Children’s Choice
  • February 2 , 2021 – 4-5 p.m.
    Illustrated Books: Delight the Eye and Celebrate Black Illustrators and Artists
(Above: Newark artist instructor Angel Fosuhene)


Thanks to the support of the Turrell Foundation, we trained a roster of local professional artists to support a pre-K partnership program in Newark. In collaboration with our partner, La Casa de Don Pedro, we are developing an exploration-based visual arts curriculum for two-year-olds for their new infant and toddler site along with aligned professional learning for teachers and assistant teachers.

We are working with La Casa de Don Pedro to expand professional learning programs and family workshops via Zoom and are looking forward to offering professional learning services to other early childhood programs in 2021.

(Above: Newark artist instructor Juan Pablo Baene with parents and children at a La Casa Family Workshop)