Drawing Center

 
Founded in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938–2014), The Drawing Center in Manhattan's SoHo district explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Educational programs combine tours of the exhibits with hands-on art activities. In addition, The Drawing Center has an internship program that has introduced hundreds of college students to the workings of what is an active, cutting-edge museum.
 
Contact Info
Address: 35 Wooster St. (between Broome & Grand Streets.), New York, NY 10013. New York County.
Tel: 212-219-2166.
Hrs: Vary.
 
SCHOOL
School groups tour The Drawing Center’s exhibits, and learn about specific artists and their artwork in detail through educator-led guided conversations. Students engage in art project in the galleries, continuing their immersion with the exhibition. This program is free for NYC public and private schools, as well as after-school programs.
 
Contact Info
Name: Aimee Good, Director of Education + Community Programs.
Phone: 212-219-2166 ext. 205.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff:
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Free.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art.
Topics Covered: critical thinking, drawing, historical context, illustration, multimedia, sculpture, sketching, visual literacy.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool students tour The Drawing Center’s exhibits, and learn about specific artists and their artwork in detail. This tour offers homeschool students participation in educator-led discussions, inspired by the approaches of the exhibiting artists; followed by hands-on drawing activities in the galleries.
 
Contact Info
Name: Aimee Good, Director of Education + Community Programs.
Phone: 212-219-2166 ext. 205.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 30 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff:
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Free.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art.
Topics Covered: critical thinking, drawing, historical context, illustration, multimedia, sculpture, sketching, visual literacy.
 

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