The Outreach Pre-college Program
Free art classes for NYC high school students
Since its creation in 1992, The The Outreach Pre-College Art Program is a free program of studio courses, creative writing and art issues seminars for New York City area high school students interested in preparing a portfolio for college. Professional artists teach all courses, and Cooper Union undergraduates serve as teaching assistants. Classes are free, including materials, field trip transportation and museum admissions. Our classes sizes are small,16-18 students per section to ensure optimal learning.
New York City area high school students, grades 10–12, are eligible to apply. 5–8 week courses take place in the fall, winter, and spring. Classes take place on Saturdays from 9am-5pm.
All students take drawing classes, with additional workshops in printmaking, photography, 3D design and 2D design. A seminar on contemporary art issues encourages students to think critically, discuss and write about current issues. This seminar includes guest speakers and visits to art venues in New York City.
Spring 2019 Review
Saturday, February 9th 10:00AM–2:00PM
To apply, students must register online here, and attend a portfolio review on Saturday, February 9th 10:00AM–2:00PM at 41 Cooper Square, RM 101. Bring 10 to 20 pieces that you feel best represent your abilities. Please include drawings from observation and bring your sketchbook(s)! 10th—11th grade students are eligible.
Spring 2019 Program
Saturdays from February 23th–April 13th, 9:00AM–5:00PM
2DD | 3DD | Drawing | Contemporary Art Issues & Writing
For more information call 212-353-4202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.