Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12
The mission of Pratt’s Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 is to increase access to instruction in art and design for children by leveraging the resources and expertise of the Institute to support school-age children, city-wide public schools, and youth-serving organizations.
Taught by our expert faculty and students our on-campus and in-school programs develop children and young peoples' knowledge in the creative disciplines (art, design, architecture, and related fields) through hands-on studio-based learning. Our programs are carefully designed and structured to support creativity and innovation, and problem-solving and collaboration.
All programs offer undergraduate and graduate students studying art, design, architecture, and related fields opportunities in community-based education in their major while simultaneously bringing art and design classes to the K-12 community.
Our On-Campus Programs
Saturday Art School
Since 1897, Saturday Art School has offered a broad range of classes for children and teens. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of media, techniques, and approaches. [ages 6-18]
Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE)
An after-school program that introduces students to the challenges of creative thinking and problem-solving Design Initiative for Community Empowerment (DICE) offers studio classes in which students explore design disciplines such as fashion design, construction management, and architecture and urban design. [grades 9-12]
Pratt Young Scholars
Pratt Young Scholars is a need-based, three-year scholarship program that provides art and design instruction and college preparation for motivated high school students. [grades 10-12]
Summer Scholars is a two-week summer intensive program of studio classes and a college preparation curriculum for New York City high school students taking place on the Brooklyn campus in July. [grades 10-11]