Studio Intensives

Studio Intensives: 2019/2020

Studio Intensives are a series of extracurricular scholarship programs designed to provide arts training to New York City high school students. Participating students are also eligible for college scholarships.


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Program Descriptions

Fall Portfolio Development
The Fall Portfolio Development Intensive is a six-week course that meets on Saturdays. The goal of this workshop is to develop a strong and diverse portfolio for students’ art school applications. Students are introduced to charcoal and oil pastels as they draw from still lifes and live models.

Below: Student Artwork from Past Portfolio Development Courses.


Painting Intensive
The Painting Intensive is a six-week course that meets on Saturdays in the fall. The goal of this course is to help students develop their acrylic painting technique to enable them to enter art school with strong technical skills.

Below: Student Artwork from Past Painting Intensives

College Application Support
Students participating in the fall classes attend weekly after-school workshops that cover a variety of college-related topics including financial aid, the college search process, completing college applications, and writing college essays.

College Visits
Students in the fall classes participate in guided visits of the facilities at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Fashion Institute of Technology.


Multi-Media Intensive: The Figure in Motion with the New York City Ballet

The Multi-Media Intensive course meets after school. Run in conjunction with the NYCB’s annual Art Series, the program invites renowned artists to collaborate with the Ballet. In addition to participating in representational drawing sessions with live models, students will create digital work such as collage and animations using Adobe programs. Students also participate in a movement workshop, meet with the visiting artist, and attend a ballet performance—all of which inspire their multi-media artwork. This Intensive culminates with a student exhibition at Lincoln Center.

Below: Student Artwork from Past Multi-Media Intensives