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Visionary Studios: Saturday Art Workshop

Art + Education

Visionary Studios: Saturday Art Workshop

Visionary Studio: Saturday Art Workshop offers classes to high school students that infuse issues of social justice into a dynamic art-making practice. Participating students explore significant social themes (Reimaging NYC, Imagining the human body, Activism in visual art, Climate change, etc.) and draw upon a rich array of innovative, multidisciplinary approaches through which they can visually express their ideas. 

Classes are taught by teams of graduate students in the Initial Certification in Art+Education program. Together, students and teachers consider ways in which artists can and do influence society, and experiment with techniques that include drawing, painting, printmaking, video, photography, 3-dimensional media, and installation. Workshop sessions challenge students to think outside of traditional artistic media and explore how artistic boundaries and influence can be stretched to include what has historically been excluded. As part of the program students participate in a final exhibition inviting a wide audience of parents, friends, teachers, and NYU faculty, to see their work.

Classes are free and open to students with all levels of art experience!

Sessions run from 10am–12pm on Saturday mornings. High School students do not need a portfolio to apply. 

Email questions to Ellen Colcord,

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For Spring 2020, The Visionary Studios program moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the 2020 Visionary Studios exhibition of student work.

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Each year Visionary Studios: Saturday Workshop classes explore current issues and timely social themes. Find out more about past themes and see examples of student artwork and final exhibitions on our program blog