Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)
Established in 2005, DICE is a grant-funded, 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.
View photos from DICE.
*Registration is on a rolling basis. All of our classes are currently full. If you would still like to join DICE, please complete and return a registration form to us, and we will add you to the WAITLIST and our mailing list. We will contact you if a space opens up. You may return the form to us by fax or mail to the address below (ATTN: Tara Kopp).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND DICE?
Students attending New York City public High Schools are eligible if they:
- Demonstrate an interest in art and design
- Are self-motivated and responsible
- Maintain good school attendance
- Submit their art teacher or school administrator’s recommendation
DICE is… “AWESOME-TASTIC. It was a great experience and chance to learn about a new form of art. DICE is…? (see, I’m speechless)” -Byranna
All classes meet at Pratt Institute on Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30pm.
Using both digital and traditional media, students will learn how to communicate ideas and information through graphics. Exploring the function of type and image, students will build their computer skills and learn Adobe design programs, while confronting real-world design problems, which may include: logo, magazine, and packaging design.
In this class, students will become contemporary fashion designers while exploring various hands-on techniques such as: fashion illustration, hand and loom weaving, fabric dying and printing. The cycle of fashion and textile design and its production will be investigated while considering the effect it has on the community and environment.
Focusing on foundation drawing skills and innovative design problems, students will strengthen their creative thinking skills to reach beyond familiar solutions. For juniors and seniors planning to apply to art and design colleges, this class will help students prepare a portfolio necessary for college admissions.
This class is for High School juniors and seniors only.
Tara Kopp, Coordinator of Youth Programs
Department of Art and Design Education
Pratt Institute/ 200 Willoughby Ave SH 203/ Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel. 718-636-3654 Fax: 718-230-6876
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts