Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pratt Saturday Art School Registration

Saturday Art School

*Registration for the spring semester is from December 5 -21st.

Click HERE to view photos from Saturday Art School.

2012 Calendar & Registration

Spring 2012

Classes begin: 2/4

Classes meet: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14 and 4/21 

No classes: 3/17 and 4/7


How to Register

The registration form is posted below. Classes are first-come, first-serve and fill up quickly. We strongly recommend you avoid the lines of in-person registration and mail or fax your application.

Spring 2012

Register by Mail and Fax: Accepted from December 5 - 21

Register in Person: Saturday, January 21, 10am - 12pm; Main 225

Mail registration form with full payment to:

Saturday Art School Registration

Attn: Tara Kopp

Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Fax registration form to: 718-230-6876 (credit card payment only)

PARENTS: Please read the handbook below prior to coming to Saturday Art School.


Pratt_YouthPrograms_Brochure_11-12.pdf (226kb)

Handbook.pdf (10.21MB)

SAS_Registration_SP12.pdf (540kb)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DesignPrep at Cooper-Hewitt


The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum offers a series of FREE design-education programs for New York City high-school students, developed to introduce them to collegiate and career opportunities in design. Programs include hands-on activities led by professional designers, college visits, studio visits as well as professional development workshops.

DesignPrep Scholars

The “Sophomore” Scholars Program is a component of DesignPrep. In addition to participating in a variety of DesignPrep workshops in the Spring, Sophomore Scholars will attend a one-week Design Camp at North Carolina State University. Design Camp challenges students to explore their creativity and critical-thinking skills through a range of techniques and media. Participants work with camp instructors on projects involving each of the following design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design and graphic design. Students learn to work individually and collaboratively to broaden their understanding of the world around them.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2011
The “Juniors” Scholars Program is a component of DesignPrep. In addition to participating in DesignPrep workshops throughout the Spring, Juniors are placed into paid internships with professional designers on projects that explore the design process and address issues relevant to their daily lives. The Scholars Program seeks to challenge young minds to think creatively about solving problems, paves a path for them toward higher education and career opportunities in design, and empowers them to shape the world’s future.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Goddard Riverside Community Center - College Counseling

Options College Counseling

Goddard Riverside’s Options Center shows New York City students they can go to college and guides them through the steps to enrollment. Any student with passing grades, a high school diploma or GED, and the desire should have the opportunity to go to college; that is what Options is about.
Students from low-income and working-class backgrounds face significant barriers to achieving a college degree – now considered essential for most career paths. College costs are soaring, aid is decreasing, and counselors at New York City schools frequently have caseloads of 500 or more students.
Students and Parents:
If you need information on college admissions and financial aid, call or email us at (212) 873-6600, ext. 323 or options@goddard.org.
Options makes college more accessible to students through these free services:
  • One-to-one educational counseling for 11th and 12th graders;
  • Assistance with admissions and financial aid applications, essays, portfolios, and scholarship and internship opportunities;
  • A resource center with up-to-date materials and internet access;
  • Visits to college campuses and contact with Options Center alumni on campus;
  • SAT preparation;
  • Workshops on the transition from high school to college;
  • Short-term mental health counseling to students, parents and families by a licensed professional on staff at OPTIONS;
  • Early Awareness programming for middle and high school students;
Every year Options serves over 1,000 students and their families from all over New York City and sends 200 graduates to college, the majority of whom are the first in their family to attend.
Over 5,000 youth and adults have gone to college with the help of the Options Center. As one program alumni, now a college graduate, recently put it, “Options broadened my sense of what was possible – and even when I thought I couldn’t do it, my counselor helped me every step of the way.”
Through the Options Center, Goddard Riverside is a leader in the college access movement. We offer training and professional development programs for other youth-serving agencies and college counseling professionals.
Useful college links:
College and scholarship searches
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Federal financial aid info
College searches, SAT info and more
Contact the Options Center:
Email: options@goddard.org
Phone: (212) 873-6600
Address: 593 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Thursday, November 10, 2011

College Readiness 101

College Readiness 101
Free Presentation sponsored by the New York Public Library
and featuring:
Bara Sapir of Test Prep New York (www.testprepny.com) &
Deena Maerowitz of www.undergradadmit.com  
Saturday, November 12, 2011
New York Public Library, Columbus Library
742 10th Avenue (between 50th & 51st Sts.), Manhattan
2:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, November 19 (Sandra Clifton and Bara Sapir)
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Throg's Neck Branch - Bronx
3025 Cross Bronx Expressway 

Saturday, December 3 (Sandra Clifton and Bara Sapir)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City Island Branch - Bronx
320 City Island Avenue

Saturday, December 17 (Deena Maerowitz and Bara Sapir)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morris Park - Bronx
985 Morris Park Avenue

Saturday, February 4 (Deena Maerowitz and Bara Sapir)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spuyten Duyvil - Bronx
650 West 235 Street

These two leading figures in the test prep and admissions consulting fields, respectively, will be presenting on what you need to know to prepare for the college admissions process.
This FREE interactive workshop will provide information for the college-bound student and parent, with topics covered including:  
  • What colleges really want to see from applicants.
  • Understanding the Early Decision and Early Application process.
  • The importance of extra-curriculars, essays, recommendations and test scores.
  • Best methods to prepare for the SAT/ACT test and when to take them.
  • Proven strategies to improve your reading speed and score, quickly, easily and with minimal stress.
  • Methods to retain information, stay focused and achieve peak performance during high-pressure tests.

Bara Sapir is the Founder & Executive Director of Test Prep New York/TPNY, a full service Manhattan-based private tutoring and test preparation company. TPNY is the only educational company to combine traditional test prep and subject tutoring with personal empowerment coaching.  With almost 20 years experience in the industry, she has developed learning systems that infuse learning academic material with valuable focus, retention and confidence-building techniques as well as potent methods to eliminate test anxiety. She is the creator of SAT/ACT MindFlow (www.mindflowclass.com), a 5-hour course which combines speed reading, test taking strategy and positive mindset, the Full Potential Audio program, a 5+ hour audio program used in conjunction with studying to help students achieve peak performance, and the co-author of a GMAT book being published by Nova Press, available early next year. Sapir holds Masters Degrees in Art History and Education, and certification in Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Reiki and Integrated Life Coaching. She has been featured in CosmoGirl!,  Women's World, Positive Thinking, and Women's World as an expert in test preparation and peak performance.

For more information about Ms. Sapir and TPNY, go to www.testprepny.com

Deena Maerowitz: :
Deena has worked with private clients in both Manhattan, Brooklyn and Connecticut, helping them throughout the entire college admissions process. Her clients have been admitted to both Ivy League and top tier colleges throughout the United States.  Prior to becoming a parent herself, Deena was the Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia University Business School. Deena graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and received her law degree (J.D.) and Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) from the University of Connecticut. Deena is also a seasoned attorney and social worker with over 15 years of experience as an advocate for children and their families. Deena has held positions as Counsel in the U.S. Congress, where she focused on education issues, as well as in the private sector and for national public interest organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund.  She has been quoted in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, and Newsweek as an expert on college admissions issues.

Deena holds Professional Membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and is also a Member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). Deena currently splits her time between her office inBrooklyn, NY and Ridgefield, CT.  

For more information about Ms. Maerowitz and UndergradAdmit, go to www.undergradadmit.com