Free Art Portfolio Review for High School Students

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10am - 2pm

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The Outreach Pre-College Art Program of the School of Art invites all New York City-area high school juniors and seniors to bring their portfolios to 41 Cooper Square, room 101 for a free portfolio review. The review is mandatory for applying to the program, but one need not necessarily apply to participate. The program offers free courses in Drawing, 3DD, Photography, Creative Writing and Contemporary Art Issues to accepted NYC-area high school students.

Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.