The Joan Mitchell Foundation has compiled a list with information on various free and and low cost arts-based organizations and institutions in New York City that offer programming for young people.
Expanding the Walls participants:
Explore the work of famous Harlem Renaissance photographer James VanDerZee.
Learn about The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Engage with arts professionals like curators, educators, arts administrators, artists, designers, collectors and writers.
Investigate topics related to photography, history and community.
Train to make excellent photographs.
Create an individual photography project.
Curate an exhibition for The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Lead tours and workshops for families, seniors and youth at the Museum
Teacher: Janet Borrus, theatre
School: East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet
Project Goal(s): To provide theatre students with an opportunity to learn physical theatre techniques in masks and to to make their own masks.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES
Students begin on their feet, learning techniques for acting in neutral, full-face larval and character masks. Inspired by physical improvisations set to music, and images from photographs and magazines, students develop original characters, each with their own idiosyncratic gestures and movement. Next, they work collaboratively in small groups to devise short narratives featuring their characters, a particular setting and theme (such as loss, generosity, competition, first love, immigration). For a month they are immersed in the rigorous process of building masks from scratch, learning how to highlight and exaggerate character traits using plaster, papier mache, clay, and acrylics. The culmination of the program is a performance of eight original works of Mask Theatre set to music.
ETA funds were used for the teaching artist fees and art supplies.
The FUTURE MUSIC MOGULS program at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is an intensive 14-week workshop designed to introduce talented high school, sophomores, and juniors to all aspects of the contemporary music business, with a special focus on developing entrepreneurial skills.
Apply to serve on the Teen Council at Museum of the Moving Image. Members will collaborate with other NYC teens to help shape the Museum’s growing teen programs offerings, including taking a leadership role in the planning of a large-scale Teen Design Jam at the Museum. Participation will allow you to learn more about working in an arts and cultural organization, meet museum professionals, and gain real-world experience in event-planning, outreach, and project management.
This free program is designed for 13-18 year olds interested in dance, production, and arts administration. Students will delve deeply into each of these fields, gaining valuable experience and exposure in New York City’s performing arts arena. Participants, selected through application, meet weekly with faculty and staff at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Artistic Director Mark Morris, and Dance Group company members.
Urban Rhythms Dance participants explore and create environments through Flex Dance animation by understanding how artists use emotion, attitude, lyricism, choreography, and freestyle vocabulary. Participants have the opportunity to explore these concepts collaboratively in class and community performances.
On January 24, 2017 Exploring the Arts held a workshop on Culturally Inclusive Arts Education for teachers and administrators in our Partner School Network. Cultural strategist, Keonna Hendrick lead participants to consider new practices and attitudes for developing stronger relationships with diverse learners, artists and artworks, while improving cultural competency skills for multicultural art education.
The guides cover approaches that principals and teachers across ESI high schools have identified as important to helping young men of color reach—and be well prepared for—college. (Other topics include Early Exposure to and Preparation for College, Improving Academic Readiness for College, and Creating Supportive Bonds of Brotherhood).