Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

Students looking art art work.

Student Experience

Art + Education

The NYU Art + Education program is an intimate, interdisciplinary community that includes students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds including studio art, art history, artistic activism and community organizing, teaching experience in a range of school and community settings, non-profit experience, as well as museum and other cultural organizational work. Students make connections between theory and practice through fieldwork in schools as student teachers, teaching during Visionary Studios: Saturday Workshop, partnerships with community organizations, and participation in special projects and special events including artist workshops and presentations.

See more NYU Art + Ed student experiences on the Art + Ed Certification blog.

Photo collage and art work by students with faces and gun.

Visionary Studios: Saturday Workshop Spring 2019

In the Spring of 2019 urgent conversations were happening in the United States (and around the world) about immigration and borders, gender-bias and violence, and gun control. Students participating in the class ‘Social Justice Education and Contemporary Art: Secondary Teaching’ developed and taught multimedia curricula based on these themes for the Visionary Studios Saturday Workshop classes. Learn more about this project on our blog. 

Portrait drawings by students.

Fieldwork: I am / I am not – How do we use art to talk back to stereotypes

Alumna Alison Rutsch designed a printmaking unit as part of a long-term exploration of identity for 8th graders at Achievement First Middle School in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The project was intended to enable students to explore how stereotypes work and then subvert the ways that they and others are often mischaracterized, replacing stereotypes with empowered images of their identities. Learn more about this project on our blog. 


Students working on project around desk.

Artist Talk: The Black School

Artist educators Joseph Cuillier and Shani Peters of The Black School led a participatory workshop introducing their Process Deck. The Black School: Process Deck is a tarot-style interactive tool for brainstorming and creating activism projects. The cards are used to help individuals, classes, and collectives explore how art can initiate change on a local level. Learn more about this project on our blog. 

Master of Arts
Art, Education, and Community Practice

Join a community of artists, educators, activists, and community organizers working together to create critical art interventions that inspire dialogue and catalyze social change.

Read More