Education Programs FAQ
- What type of programs do you operate?
We provide art instruction in the established after school and summer programs of our community partners. These classes are available only for those young people registered in the community partners’ programs.
Students in grades 9–12 may apply to participate in our portfolio development and career exploration programs that are offered during after school hours in Chelsea (jumpstART). You may find more information on this program here.
Three-hour studio sessions are offered on Saturdays throughout the calendar school year. You may find more information on this program here.
Two-week summer intensives are held for middle and high school students during the months of July and August. You may find more information on the Summer Intensive here.
Individual support is available for all young people participating in Joan Mitchell Foundation Art Education programs. You may find more information on how the Foundation works with the young people here.
- Where do you have classes?
Classes are conducted in spaces managed by our community partners. These spaces are generally in community centers and school classrooms.
- With whom do you partner?
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Art Education Program partners with community centers and institutions throughout the city. These centers have a proven record of working with the communities they serve and consider the visual arts an essential part of quality education. Currently we partner with six different entities in three NYC boroughs. You can find links to the websites of our community partners here.
- Who do you serve?
The children served by our art education programs are predominantly those young people marginalized due to socio-economic conditions. Many live in public housing, attend Title I schools, and/or do not have regular access to art education in their schools.