Our Educational Community Outreach Initiatives strive to create a connection between artists working today and the next generation by cultivating critical thinking, curiosity, creative problem solving skills, and greater self-esteem through hands-on visual arts experiences. Our fundamental goal is to engage and inspire young artists and art enthusiasts through interactive arts programming.
The NARS Foundation collaborates with local schools and organizations to develop educational programs for south Brooklyn children and their families. We welcome any new program ideas, suggestions, and volunteers from the community. For further information please contact email@example.com
For over 6 years, our Free Saturday Family Workshop Program has sought to provide greater accessibility to contemporary arts and to encourage stronger community engagement.
In conjunction with the exhibitions on view at the NARS Foundation Gallery, we offer interactive exhibition tours lead by an experienced museum educator followed by hands-on workshops taught by talented teaching artists from around the world. Through access to these contemporary art workshops, we seek to promote inquisitiveness, critical thinking, greater self-esteem, participation, and appreciation of contemporary art.
Are you a teaching artist interested in leading a Saturday Family Workshop?
This program is made possible with the support of The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park.
The NARS School Partnership Program provides visual art based cultural enrichment programs at public schools in Brooklyn. In collaboration with the school's K - 12 teachers, these interdisciplinary workshops introduce hands-on creative learning experiences that stimulate visual communication, and promote greater understanding of other perspectives and cultures.
The current NARS School Partnership with P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence, involves an after-school Stop Motion Animation Workshop for grades 4 and 5. Through the program, students actively engage with the Teaching Artist to build a story through art and technology. You can see a selection of works made by participants in the past by clicking here.
The animation workshops are made possible with the generous support of Con Edison.
Through Gallery Tours led by NARS Staff and Curators, students have the opportunity to connect with contemporary art and artists through the rotating exhibitions in the NARS Gallery Space. Students have the opportunity to engage in an inquiry-based tour and a hands-on art activity that relates to the work seen at NARS. Open to grades K – 12, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to set up a tour.