About the course
Is your child a budding art enthusiast? In this experience-based, 10-week art course, students will take an artistic adventure across Manhattan and explore five different world-renowned art galleries and museums, alternating with five studio art classes held at Togetherhood. Studio classes will bring field trips to life with fun materials such as water-based spray paint and projects inspired by the artists they study.
Gallery and museum trips will encourage close observation, imaginative group discussions, and emotional reactions to artwork. Students will spend time sketching in museums and galleries to strengthen drawing abilities and provide a framework for related art projects -- all while touring an extraordinary variety of modern and contemporary art in NYC.
Guided studio art classes will serve as an extension of field trips, where students will combine what they learned from exhibitions with their own imaginations to create bold, individual projects using an array of techniques such as collaging, painting, stenciling, and more. Come join us on this creative journey through NYC!
Laura Arike is a Brooklyn based art historian, artist, and educator. She holds a B.A in Art History from Pratt Institute and is pursuing an M.A in Museum Studies at CUNY School of Professional Studies. Laura currently works at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and previously taught in the Education department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her approach to teaching lies in visual thinking strategies, inquiry based pedagogy, and collaborative art-making. She is strongly motivated by youth development work and identity formation.