The department of Art and Design Education offers many programs for the community. Whether art or design, we strive to provide exciting opportunities for young artists, families and adults to recognize and develop their creative potential in various settings. The community provides our teachers of Art and Design Education a diverse teaching experience and prepares them for their entry as teachers and artists into the professional world, while bringing art and design into the community-at-large.
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Since 1897, Pratt Institute's Saturday Art School has been offering a broad range of classes for children, adolescents, pre-schoolers, and adults. This program continues to validate our belief that it is never too early or too late for children and adults to develop their potential as creative individuals. Saturday Art School is a teaching laboratory; all classes are taught by education students who are supervised by Pratt faculty.
Age: High School
DICE is an after-school program that offers high school students an introduction to design through studio work, tours of design studios, public exhibitions, and visits from accomplished designers. The goal of DICE is to introduce local youth to career and advanced educational opportunities in design and to prepare them to pursue these opportunities through a creative and rigorous design education program.
Pratt Institute's Summer Design Program introduces Middle School students to the world of art and design and various careers in the field during the month of July. The design process is central to all the classes and includes the identification of a problem, research of relevant resources, development of a plan, and the fabrication and presentation of a product. Reading, writing, public speaking, and critical thinking skills are integrated into all phases of this process. Each year, we celebrate the work done by the children in the program with an end of term exhibition.
Pratt Scholars is a four-year need based scholarship for motivated Brooklyn public high school students. Applicants apply in 8th grade and successful scholars will be entitled to a year round program of studio classes in the Department of Art and Design Education’s Youth Programs, as well as the Institute’s Pre-College Program.
This four-year scholarship program strives to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and experience required to pursue entry into art and design related fields and/or succeed in two year and four year colleges and beyond.
Department of Art and Design Education
Pratt Institute, South Hall, 203
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205