Education Programs Art Career Exploration

Art Career Exploration

Please note: Joan Mitchell Foundation is not currently offering any studio or portfolio development classes. Through the end of 2017, the Foundation is focusing on research and piloting innovative educational opportunities for the artist community. We look forward to sharing the new education model with you in 2018. 

For those families looking for new art program opportunities, we have created a comprehensive resource directory of various ongoing youth art programs and opportunities in the NYC area. The free booklet is available to download here.

Read on to learn about our past programming.

Art Career Exploration is facilitated through a variety of hands on classes, workshops and experiences, meant to allow students to learn and explore what it means to be a creative person or artist. In these varied experiences, students have the opportunity to learn not just about art itself, but the life and career process of the artist.

Careers in the arts have the potential to progress in a multitude of directions, and to best represent diverse voices and paths to our students we work with artists at varying stages of their career and numerous arts organizations. A variety of immersive experiences present our students with the widest range of possibilities for their career paths, while also addressing individualized interests.

Art Career Exploration programming includes:

Careers in the Arts Fair
Art Degree Demystified
College tours
CALL Apprenticeship
Individual specialized internships, school year and summer

  • Workshop session during Art Degree Demystified

  • Presenter at Career in the Arts Fair

  • College Tour at Temple University

  • Participants visit Penn & Fletcher fabric design studio during Middle School Portfolio Intensive