In the spring, teens participating in our Teen Apprenticeship Program (TAP) spend time after school and on Saturdays with Studio Institute artists—gaining expertise in the fundamentals of art, learning how to instruct children in basic art lessons, and developing college readiness skills. Their commitment culminates in paid employment as art instructors at NYC summer camps.
This year, however, our intrepid teens completed their apprenticeship training online and have been working hard to produce online art lessons for children. We were impressed to watch as they developed a style similar to popular social media tutorials—but with the Studio skills, knowledge, and standards we expect of our professional teaching artists.
From July 7 through August 13, TAP instructors are presenting live lessons on Zoom for students in grades K–2 and 3–5. Check out this selection of pre-recorded art lessons featuring our teen artists:
TORN PAPER FOOD COLLAGE K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Adriana Larreinaga from the Bronx, a 2020 graduate of the High School of Art and Design
TORN PAPER ANIMAL COLLAGE K–2:
Teen Artist Instructor Charmaine Cera from Manhattan, a rising junior at the High School of Fashion and Design
TORN PAPER MONSTER COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Destiny Ingles from Manhattan, a 2020 graduate of the NYC Museum School
TORN PAPER LANDSCAPE COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Cassandra Junio from the Bronx, a rising senior from Central Park East High School
TORN PAPER ANIMAL COLLAGE 3–5:
Teen Artist Instructor Kenith Yu from Queens, a rising senior from Brooklyn Latin High School
See more video lessons presented by our teen artists.