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School Groups

Serving students from across the five boroughs, each on-site program is led by The Drawing Center’s Director of Education + Community Programs, Aimee Good, and consists of a guided tour of current exhibitions and an art-making workshop. Students are encouraged throughout each program to engage in group discussions about the work on view, before creating their own drawings inspired by the exhibiting artists’ use of materials, production methods, and concepts. The program encourages young people to examine drawing’s role in contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought.

  • COVID-19 Notice

    In support of New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and well-being of our visitors and staff, The Drawing Center has temporarily suspended all in-gallery school programs.

    Please email Aimee Good at or call 212.219.2166 x205, if you have questions.

  • Program Details

    School group programs are free to New York City public and private schools, as well as home school, after-school, and camp programs. They last 1.5 hours and can be booked on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 AM–6 PM, Wednesday 10 AM–12 PM, and Thursday and Friday by special request.

    The Drawing Center can accommodate groups of 30 students or less.

    School groups are encouraged to visit The Drawing Center more than once over the course of a year to experience a variety of exhibitions.

  • Cancellation and Reservation Changes

    If you need to make a cancellation, please notify The Drawing Center at least 48 hours before your group’s expected visit.

    For cancellations or changes to a reservation, please email Aimee Good at or call 212.219.2166 x205.

  • Booking Procedures

    To book a school group program, please complete the below reservation form.

    Requests should be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

    For questions, please email Aimee Good at or call 212.219.2166 x205.

  • Rules of Conduct

    Students should not bring schoolbags or any additional materials with them. They must be respectful of other patrons and not block entrances to the galleries. Students may not touch the artwork. Food, drink, and physical activities are not permitted in the galleries.

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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.