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

This class will introduce students to representational techniques used in college level architecture towards the production of a series of portfolio pieces that hybridize the digital and physical world using augmented reality. Students will move between the physical and digital realms exploring the varied techniques of perspective hand-drawing, computer modeling, physical hand-modeling, camera scanning and projection mapping. In addition, students will experience an introduction to augmented reality workflows used in both architecture and the video game industry. A brief example is included here .

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. 

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. 

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.. 

Middle School Portfolio Development      Grades 7-8 

Designed for students interested in applying to portfolio audition high schools.Students will learn to use value in conjunction with line in projects focused primarily on working from observation using a variety of materials including pencil, pen, oil pastels, and watercolor. 

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 2021-2022 school year
  • For high school classes, will be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2021-2022 school year
  • Demonstrate an interest in art and design
  • Commit to attending the whole program


Summer 2021

Classes Meet: July 12 -23, Monday - Friday


Registration is first-come, first-served, and classes fill up quickly.

Registration is accepted April 19 - May 24. After this deadline we will continue to accept applications as space permits. 

  1. The registration form will be posted here in April 2021. 

  2. Submit completed registration form by email during 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 the class(es) 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 at the time of registration and 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 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


Summer Scholars


Tel: 718-636-3654 

All students attending the Summer Scholars program must follow the policies as listed in the K-12 Family Handbook, with the online learning addendum.

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

Pratt's Center K-12 programs are generously supported by the Con Edison Company of New York, Inc., Walter K. Hoerning Endowment Fund, National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, The Sara Little Turnbull Foundation, 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.