A Word from The New School Plus Photos from the NYC Award Ceremonies and Opening Reception at The Met

Dear 2017 NYC Award Recipients,

Congratulations on your success and thank you for joining us at the Award Ceremonies at Parsons Sunday March 19 and the Opening Reception for the Gold Key Exhibition at the Met Friday March 24.  Before viewing photos from the events, please enjoy the inspiring article below authored by Eugene Lang instructor Nina Boutsikaris.

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See You at The Met! – Friday March 24, 6-8 pm

Dear Students, Parents and Educators,
You’re invited to the Opening Reception of the Gold Key Art Exhibition at The Met on Friday March 24, 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibition features Gold Key artwork and writing created by NYC’s most talented teens. All are invited and no RSVP required. Come celebrate the 2017 NYC award recipients and design your own tote bag too!
  • Was your 2017 Art submission awarded recognition at the Honorable Mention or Silver Key level? If so, your work will be displayed digitally at the Opening Reception!
  • Was your 2017 Writing submission awarded recognition at the Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key level? If so, you’re encouraged to enter a lottery to read an excerpt of your work at the Opening Reception. Student readings will be limited to three (3) minutes and the countdown begins after you’re handed the microphone. Interested? Enter the lottery at the opening reception from 6:00-6:25 pm. The Honorable Mention/Silver Key and Gold Key lineups will be announced at 6:45 pm after the Welcome Remarks are concluded. Refer to the program schedule for more details.
  •  Design Your Own Tote Bag! A free workshop will be offered to all guests.
  • Free Admission Ticket! All guests will receive a free ticket to view the rest of the museum’s collections. We hope you check out the galleries after enjoying yourself at the Opening Reception.
Scroll down for more information about the Opening Reception.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
New York City Regional Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
6:00-8:00 pm
  • View the exhibition of Gold Key works of Art including Film & Animation and Writing from grades 7-12
  • Read Gold Key writing from grades 7-12 on iPads in the Exhibition and in bound notebooks in the Nolen Library
  • See Middle School, 3D and Oversize Gold Key works on a film reel in the Carson Family Hall
  • View a screening of Silver Key and Honorable Mention works of art from grades 7-12 in the Seminar Room
  • Meet Pratt Institute in the Carson Family Hall
6:30-6:45 pm
Welcome Remarks, Carson Family Hall, ground floor
6:45-8:00 pm
Honorable Mention and Silver Key Student Readings
Honorable Mention and Silver Key recipients read short excerpts from their works (up to 3 minutes) in the Carroll Classroom. Readers selected by lottery. Eligible readers may sign-up for the lottery in the Carroll Classroom, 6:00-6:25 pm.
Gold Key Student Readings
Gold Key recipients read short excerpts (up to 3 minutes) from their works in the Carson Family Hall. Readers will be selected by lottery. Eligible readers may sign-up for the lottery in the Nolen Library, 6:00-6:25 pm.
Make a Tote Bag!
Facilitated by The Met. Get creative by designing your very own tote bag in the Studio. Explore how words can become art by engaging with images of primary works of art from the Museum’s collection to spark tote bag design inspiration!
The Museum is open until 9:00 pm. We hope you will explore and enjoy the galleries!

2016 August Intensive in Partnership with NAACP ACT-SO

This summer middle and high students from the greater NYC metropolitan area participated in a pilot outreach program, August Intensive August 16-19.They engaged in four days of art and writing workshops and field trips too! Art students spent the week learning about and creating zines, social justice posters inspired by Keith Haring and learning how to approach the creation of a compelling portfolio.Writing students spent the week expanding their thinking about poetry, defining their voice in their writings and thinking critically about the scope and content and their portfolios. Students were joined by representatives from ACT-SO, Ashcan Studio of Art, SVA, The New School and Writopia who shared useful information about their program offerings to teens. August Intensive wrapped up with outings to Getty Images, Essence Magazine, Miguel Luciano’s art studio and The New York Times to  experience what it means to be a professional artist/writer.

 

Thank you to the wonderful instructors and guest speakers who shared their time, positive energy and knowledge!

Another thank you to the awesome people who received students in their place of work:

Last but not least, thank you to the incredible teens who participated in the first ever August Intensive at Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. I hope you enjoyed the experience and are off to a fantastic start to the school year. I will be in touch with participants soon with details about a follow-up session created especially for you to have the opportunity and guidance in fine tuning work you plan to submit.

Visit often for updates about upcoming opportunities to participate in free workshops.

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE GOLD KEY EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION @ THE MET, FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH

Dear NYC Students,

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The Gold Key exhibition at the Met opens Friday, March 11th. Join us at the opening reception, 6:00-8:00 pm. See the amazing Gold Key-awarded artwork created by NYC teens, mingle and meet other Gold Key recipients, participate in writing and art workshops, and watch the Gold Key writing students perform their work. Gold Key writing will be available to read electronically on iPads and in print. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Share the invite with your friends, family, and educators. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to hang out at the Met Friday night to celebrate the achievements of New York City’s 2016 Gold Key recipients.

PHOTO RELEASE FORMS REQUIRED: Please note that students and guests 17 years and younger will need to complete and submit a photo release form to gain entry to the opening reception. Save yourself time by downloading and printing your photo release form now!

 

The New School Summer Programs

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This summer, gain the skills and conceptual approaches you need to take your creativity to the next level, wherever your path may lead. Students in grades 3-12 and recent high school graduates learn in supportive yet challenging learning communities, with a focus on art and design at Parsons School of Design, and writing and more at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. Experience 2-4 week summer programs in Greenwich Village and at Parsons Paris and along the way, earn college credit, prepare your portfolio, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

Summer begins the moment you sign up. Learn more at: newschool.edu/summer

Parsons Pre-College HeroParsons School of Design, recently ranked the top art and design school in the country, offers Pre-College Academy programs that meet on Saturday mornings in the Spring and Fall. There’s still time to secure you’re spot for Spring classes beginning on January 30th in subjects including animation, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography and portfolio development.

Students in grades 9-12 who want more intensive art and design study–including developing a portfolio for college admission–can take courses exploring subjects like architecture and interior design, fashion and accessory design, painting, drawing, and coding and game design.

Learn more and register at newschool.edu/precollege

Stay tuned for more info on summer programs for young artists, writers, filmmakers and more. If you want a head start, check out all of our summer programs at newschool.edu/summer.

Today (12/16) is NYC Submission Deadline

NYC Educators and Students,

Tomorrow December 16th is the deadline for submissions. Student work must be uploaded by 11:59 pm.

SUBMISSION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 16th. The best way to ensure that a submission form is postmarked is to personally visit a post office and hand deliver your envelope to a window agent and request that your properly stamped envelope be postmarked to demonstrate compliance with a deadline.

LAST MINUTE RESOURCE: Do not despair if you’re scrambling at the last minute. The James Farley Main Post Office at 421 8th Ave in Manhattan is open until 10 pm.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does the submission form have to be received by December 16th or postmarked by December 16th? It must be postmarked by December 16th.

Can I hand deliver my submission form(s) to the Scholastic office?  Delivery via snail mail is recommended, however, you may drop off your submission at the reception desk on the 1st floor of the Scholastic Inc. headquarter building at 557 Broadway. It will be staffed until 7 pm.

Does an educator need to sign the submission form? Yes an educator needs to sign the form irrespective of how and when the work being submitted was prepared. Any educator at a student’s school may sign the form.

I have an exigent circumstance. Can the deadline be extended? No. The deadline of 12/16, 11:59 pm is absolute for all NYC students.

Where can I find the submission form? After logging onto artandwriting.org, you’ll see “Welcome to your dashboard”. Below, you’ll see 1. My Profile, 2. My Uploads and 3. Print, Sign & Mail Your Forms, and Pay For Your Submission. To the right there is a button labeled See My Submission Form And Payment Options. Click on that button to generate your submission form.

 

Girls College Bound Seminar 11.14

Girls College Bound Seminar

November 14 at Parsons School of Design

6 E 16th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY

GWN College Bound Program

This fall, be encouraged to get closer to the college of their dreams! At the College Bound Seminar, girls will learn about applying to college from admissions officers, get an in depth guide on how to pay for college, receive professional advice on writing an effectual essay in their own voice and style, and talk to current college students about what college life is really like!  Learn more here.

Register Now

The seminar is Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 4 pm

at Parsons School of Design, 6 E. 16th Street, 12th floor

Open to all NYC high school girls at no cost

Parents, guardians, mentors, and educators welcome

The deadline for registration is November 4 so spread the word now and encourage students to register early to reserve their spot!

Questions?

Email college@girlswritenow.org or call 212-336-9330 ext. 915

Girls Write Now is New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls. GWN College Bound Program

 

YAWP Summer Workshops for Gifted Writers

The Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), created by Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Writing and Literature program, is dedicated to mentoring young people in the development of creative expression and critical thinking through writing.

The YAWP Summer Workshops pair seasoned writers with students, ages 13-18, in fiction, essay, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting.

Workshops include:

Creative Writing (Southampton & Manhattan)

Student writers in fiction, poetry and essay discover new ways to explore their ideas and have them heard. By week’s end, students have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish.

Scriptwriting (Southampton)

Five days of concentrated writing, during which each student creates a short, two-character script for stage or screen. The final day is devoted to a rehearsed reading of students’ work at the 2015 Summer Writing Conference.

Link to Application

Read work by past YAWP students here and learn more about YAWP in the video below!

Burns Film Center Educational Programs

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Registration is now open for Spring Courses at the awesome Burns Film Center

They offer maker workshops, animation classes, film courses and projects and much more for all ages.  Take a look at all their offerings HERE.

What really caught my eye is their View Now Do Now.  They provide half of a project – and you provide the other half.  That was a terrible explanation…maybe some examples would be best.

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You providethe dialogue

They provide a soundscape

You write describe the place

They have over 70 View Now Do Now projects on their website.  Take a look!