Sculpture Studio cultivates direct partnerships with public schools and community groups to develop a sculpture and art-making practice. Over the course of this yearlong program, participants and educators share an ongoing dialogue and creative process about techniques and current issues in the production of making art.
The program is facilitated by longtime Socrates educator and artist, Kim Charles Kay, and each project ties to an overall theme or artwork situated in the Park. The Fall 2016-Spring 2017 program explores the history, reception, and impact of John Ahearn’s 1991 South Bronx bronze sculptures and invites participants to engage with them anew in today’s climate, through writings, drawings, and sculpture, as well as conversations on race, class, and how context or place shapes the ways an artwork is received. The session, which runs through May, will culminate in a Community Art Exhibition installed in Sticks, the Park’s outdoor education area for the month of June. Participating partners include Long Island City High School, Baccalaureate School for Global Education, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, PS 993, IS 126, City Year, Sunnyside Community Services, and Queens Community House.
Contact us at 718.956.1819 for more information on registering for Fall 2017 and future sessions Spring and Fall sessions of Sculpture Studio.