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; $345

Architecture materials and supplies: CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST

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 Figure materials and supplies: CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST

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; $345

Drawing the Object materials and supplies: CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST

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; $345

Painting materials and supplies: CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST

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. Tuition; $270

Middle School Portfolio Development materials and supplies: CLICK HERE FOR SUPPLY LIST

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 20 - May 24. After this deadline we will continue to accept applications as space permits. 


  2. Submit completed registration form by email during the registration period listed above. 
  3. 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 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.

Technology Requirements & Supplies

In order to participate in online classes, all participants are required to have access to:

  • a laptop or desktop computer with an integrated microphone and camera
  • a reliable internet connection
  • a digital camera or scanner (N.B. a phone camera is OK). 



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 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.