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Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars is excited to launch a program of art and design studio classes for middle and high school students for two-weeks in July. 

All Center K-12 programs introduce the strengths of an art and design education through courses in art, design, and related fields. Classes are taught by faculty from the Schools of Art, Design, and Architecture 


The program is organized by grade, so participants must meet the grade requirement – no exceptions. 

Architecture     Grades 9-12

In this class, students will explore the beginnings of architectural world-building using Video Game engines and Augmented Reality technology. The class will oscillate between physical and digital drawings and model making towards an architectural world-building which will be discussed using the video game engines of Unity and Unreal. Students will gain experience in physical model making, physical drawing, digital model-making and introductions to Augmented Reality workflows used in both architecture and the video game industry. Tuition; $395

Drawing The Figure (ADE 100)     Grades 11-12

The class is devoted to studying the figure. Through working from the human form (observing oneself, household members, or even observing figures on television) students will acquire an understanding of the figure’s structure, vitality, character, and movement. In studio activities, students will develop a range of abilities to visualize and communicate three-dimensional information on a two-dimensional surface. Tuition; $1,071

Drawing The Object Grades 9-12

Moving from the fundamentals of linear description to the integration of tone, students learn to use value in conjunction with line to achieve a synthesis of form, space, composition, and content. Tuition; $395

Painting     Grades 9-12

Students explore many approaches to painting with a range of water-based materials. Students acquire a knowledge of painting processes and concepts, helping them build a strong and varied body of work in painting. Tuition; $395

Middle School Portfolio Development      Grades 7-8 

This course is ideal for students interested in improving their ability to draw from observation and who might be considering applying to portfolio audition high schools. Students will work directly from a variety of still life objects or models using a range of drawing materials: pencil, oil pastel, charcoal and others. Projects will focus on depicting 3D forms situated in space as revealed through natural or artificial light. Tuition; $320

Pratt Institute reserves the right to cancel or change any class when circumstances warrant.


Students are eligible to apply to the Summer Scholars program who:

  • For middle school classes, will be entering the 7th or 8th grade in the 2023-2024 school year
  • For high school classes, will be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2023-2024 school year
  • Demonstrate an interest in art and design
  • Commit to attending the whole program


Summer 2023

Classes Meet: July 10-21, Monday – Friday. Class times vary and will be listed on the application. 


The registration period for summer 2023 will open  ON APRIL 14TH AT 9:00 AM. CLASSES ARE FILLED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.


Submit completed registration form by email during the registration period listed above. 

If requesting financial aid, please submit separate financial aid application within the registration period listed above. 


Please note that sending in a completed application form does not guarantee that you have secured a place in a class. After registration closes, those who have secured a place in a class will receive a confirmation email. If a class you selected is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified by email. If a place becomes available, we will contact those on the waiting list.


Full payment is due upon receipt of emailed invoice, which will be sent after confirmation of enrollment. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. The price per class is listed in the description. A 2.5 percent fee will be applied to credit card payments for the 1 credit course and will be processed separately from the other courses.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to eligible students in need of assistance thanks to generous support from our funders. For more information and to download the financial aid application, check here

Covid-19 Policies

For in-person classes:  Participants will need to provide a parent/guardian signed social contract and proof of a completed Covid-19 vaccination (second dose 14 days or more prior to the program start date). Please note that these safety requirements are subject to change at any time; Pratt continues to monitor and may make adjustments to campus operations in response to Covid-19. 

Center K-12 Family Handbook

All students and parents attending Summer Scholars must follow the policies as listed in the Center K-12 Family Handbook. Read the program policies prior to the beginning of classes.


Summer Scholars

Tel: 718-636-3654 

Information on Access to Pratt Programs and Activities is available on the Pratt website on the Learning/Access Center page.

Pratt’s K–12 programs are generously supported by the Con Edison Company of New York, Inc., Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Sara Little Turnbull Foundation, Walter K. Hoerning Endowment Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Altman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Selz Foundation, Turrell Fund, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, The Irma Holland Wolstein Endowed Scholarship Fund, individual donors, and Pratt Institute.