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 Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Drawing Out is a virtual exhibition featuring drawings made by elementary and high school students who participated in The Drawing Center’s 2021 online education programs: Drawing Connections and DrawNow! Online! with Teen Art Salon. Serving students both locally in New York City and globally via a new virtual format, these online education offerings encouraged young people to develop their own artistic practices and examine drawing’s role in contemporary culture and creative thought.
Through its long-standing Drawing Connections program, The Drawing Center partners annually with New York City public schools to provide students with an in-depth visual art experience focused on the medium of drawing. This year, The Drawing Center, along with teaching artists Ezra Wube and Nic Annette Miller, partnered with P.S. 42 Benjamin Altman School and Lexington School for the Deaf to produce remote projects inspired by recent exhibitions including Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can’t I Alter, 100 Drawings From Now, and David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968-1979. Each curriculum connected topics covered in the students’ classrooms with those addressed in the artworks on view at The Drawing Center.
Led by teaching artist Isabella Bustamante, DrawNow! Online! with Teen Art Salon was a series of drawing workshops that encouraged teen participants to use their sketchbooks as spaces to dream, prepare, rehearse, record, and eventually realize artistic visions. Using prompts and exercises to deepen conceptual and observational drawing skills, each online workshop helped students reimagine the foundation of their practices in order to develop unique artistic styles.
Drawing Out is made possible with the dedication, commitment and excellence of teaching artists Isabella Bustamante, Nic Annette Miller, Aneesa Razak, and Ezra Wube. It is curated by Aimee Good, The Drawing Center’s Director of Education and Community Programs.
David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979
100 Drawings from Now
Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can't I Alter