Howl High Teen Arts Program — Spring 2021 (Virtual)
The Howl High Teen Arts Program is a 10-week virtual Saturday-series arts-enrichment program for high-school students grades 9-12, featuring artist workshops and talks, virtual field trips, and a culminating capstone project.
- Street Art and Graffiti
- Performance and Movement Arts
- Documentary Photography and Video Art
The first half of the program involves activity-based workshops facilitated by artists from the Howl community, where participants produce individual works as they learn skills and techniques. The remaining part of the program is devoted to the creation of an original capstone final project produced by each participant. A master teaching artist, skilled in many artistic disciplines and with significant art-education experience, mentors students through the 10-week program and guides them through the completion of their capstone final projects. Short virtual studio sessions are also offered throughout the duration of the program, focused on arts-based skill building.
The Howl High Teen Arts Program is offered at no cost for participants. Howl High emphasizes the use of low- to no-cost materials to create innovative and exciting works of art. Previous experience in art is not required and students at all skill levels are welcome.
The Howl High student is curious, willing to explore new materials, push creative boundaries, and expand imagination.
Applications are now open! Selected participants are expected to complete all 10 sessions of the program and the final capstone project. Howl High meets via Zoom on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. While preference is given to high-school students attending public and community schools in Districts 1 and& 2, high-school students throughout the five boroughs are also encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: Monday, March 8
Program orientation: Saturday, March 13
Program dates: Saturday, March 20–Saturday, June 5
Howl High Session 1 – Protest Art Artist Statement Excerpt from Destiny J.
The piece presented was meant to speak on the stigma surrounding both mental health and being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. As seen in the piece I wrote the words “Let it out” and “It’s okay” around a pair of eyes that are crying tears that are rainbow-colored. The piece can be interpreted either way and is really up to the viewer looking at it. The intention of the tears being rainbow-colored was a representation of someone that is a part of the LGBTQ+ community finally “letting it out” despite having to hold it due to the discrimination and isolation one can go through when being a part of the community. They also represent the sediment that mental health doesn’t have to always be looked at as something to be ashamed of and bottle up.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Howl High is made possible by a generous grant from Disney.