Our Programs


ART YARD School Partnerships provide long-term visual art residencies in partner public schools. Weekly sessions throughout the academic year integrate hands-on thematic art-making projects, and a classroom critique process. The program includes exhibitions in on-site art galleries at the partner school, where the students act as curators, publicists, installers, and exhibition docents giving tours to fellow students, teachers, families, public officials, and invited guests.

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ART YARD Advanced Studio participating artists of all ages develop their own voice as artists along with skills in drawing and painting, with possible forays into other contemporary art practices.  Integral to classes is a critiquing process that is key to developing self-expression, confidence, and public speaking skills; participants actively engage in review, informed exchange, and thoughtful comments about the work of the day.  Classes are held in person at our studios at BWAC in Red Hook Brooklyn and virtually on Zoom.  

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ART YARD Summer Session is an intensive three-week artmaking program for artists of all ages. Participants work individually and collaboratively allowing for sequential learning, deep skill development, large-scale projects and field trips.

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ART YARD Portfolio assists students in portfolio development, training them to hone their ability to take excellent photographs of their art, develop strong interview skills, and provide organizational tools to help with the college application process. Participants make art in a variety of mediums that to fulfills typical college portfolio requirements. This course prepares students in a holistic approach which includes: the development of written materials such as how to write about one’s work; art presentation - documentation vs. actuals; variety in theme; and cultivating a confident demeanor with critiques and mock interviews.

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