Through its Drawing Connections program, The Drawing Center partners annually with four neighboring Lower Manhattan public schools to provide students with an in-depth visual art experience focused on the medium of drawing.
Incorporating guided tours of the Drawing Center’s exhibitions and six in-school sessions, Drawing Connections is led by a teaching artist who is paired with a classroom teacher for the duration of the program. Together, they develop a curriculum that connects topics covered in the classroom with those addressed in the artworks on view at The Drawing Center.
Each summer, Drawing Connections culminates in Drawing Out, an exhibition of the students’ artwork in The Drawing Center’s galleries.
In its ongoing partnership with Street Lab, a New York City-based nonprofit that creates programming across the city’s public spaces, The Drawing Center collaborates to offer pop-up drawing workshops that bring our exhibitions and artists into neighborhood public spaces where people of all ages gather, share and learn through the magic and imagination of drawing.
DrawNow! is an ongoing series of guided conversations and drawing workshops for participants of all ages. These public programs, organized in conjunction with exhibitions that are on-view, include multigenerational dialogues and collective art-making.
DrawNow! has expanded in scope to offer bilingual programs in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and American Sign Language upon request. All DrawNow! Online! workshops are transcribed in English.
Recent DrawNow! Workshops
Education and Community Programs at The Drawing Center are made possible by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. Major support is provided by The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation. Additional support is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.