Howl High is a 10-week Saturday series for high-school students 13–16 years of age, featuring hands-on workshops focusing on the signature creative arts of the East Village and Lower East Side. These workshops include, but are not limited to, street art and graffiti, performance art and movement, documentary photography, and video art. The Howl High program is offered at no cost for participants and all materials are provided.
The first five weeks of the program involve activity-based workshops facilitated by artists from the Howl community, in which participants produce individual works as they learn skills and techniques. The remaining five weeks are devoted to the creation of an original capstone project produced by each participant, resulting in a gallery exhibition at Howl. Field trips, artist talks, and gallery tours round out the Howl High experience.
Program participants also gain exposure to career opportunities available in galleries and museums through mentorship by Howl staff. A master teaching artist supports students through the 10-week program and guides them through the completion of their final projects.
WHO IS THE HOWL HIGH STUDENT?
The Howl High student is curious, willing to explore new materials, and push creative boundaries. No previous experience in art is required and students at all skill levels are welcome. Selected participants are expected to complete all 10 sessions of the program and the final capstone project. Howl High meets for two hours on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Teens attending schools in the East Village and high-school students throughout the five boroughs are also encouraged to apply. Metrocards and snacks are provided. Due to space limitations, an application and interview process is required.
Program dates: February 22–May 9, 2020
Application deadline: January 17, 2020
Howl High is made possible by a generous grant from Disney.