The Armory Atelier: A Special Opportunity for High School Students
“This is a wonderful experience that gives you free reign over your ideas and artwork, expanding your artistic vocabulary and teaching you to develop confidence and conviction”
- Atelier student, Spring 2014
Past programs have included
2013-14 Atelier students focused on the modernist techniques used in the exhibition The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution open at New-York Historical Society from October 2013- February 2014. This exhibition was a retrospective of the groundbreaking Armory Show held in New York City in 1913. For the first time in one hundred years, one hundred works of art from the original exhibition were reunited celebrating the introduction of modern art to America and allowing the public to consider how the world has both changed and remained the same over this past century. Atelier students employed the techniques used in the Armory Show to create their own artwork to be used in their senior art portfolios.
The Atelier program was created to develop the skills and knowledge of a talented group of New York City high school art students, selected through a competitive application process. The program was targeted towards students interested in pursuing advanced study in the visual arts and/or art history. The ultimate goal of participation in the Atelier Program was the creation of work worthy of inclusion in students’ portfolios for their post-secondary applications. The 10-week program ended with a culminating exhibition of student work.
For more information, contact:
Daniel De Santis, Manager of Visual Arts Programs
This program was made possible through a gift of Agnes Gund.
Oscar Bluemner (German-American, 1867-1938), Aspiration Winfield, 1911-17. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Private Collection: Courtesy of Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York