Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Best Bets for the “B” Student: October 5, 6 pm

We all hear about the tip-top schools that only take ace testers and "A" students. But what happens to the average student?  

Join InsideSchools founder Clara Hemphill and staff along with other experts for a discussion on how to identify good schools that both challenge and accept “B” students. We'll cover topics including:
  • Our picks for strong, under-the-radar schools
  • How to tell if a school delivers on its promise to serve a broad range of kids
  • What you should consider when ranking schools
Got other high school admissions questions? We’ll tackle those too.
RSVP on Eventbrite. is a project of The Center for New York City Affairs, an applied policy research institute based at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

Insider tips on specialized high schools: September 27, 6 pm

Are you taking the SHSAT or auditioning for LaGuardia this fall? Wondering how to rank the specialized high schools? 

Join the InsideSchools staff and a panel of specialized high school parents and students for a discussion moderated by Insideschools founder Clara Hemphill, followed by a Q&A session.

We'll tackle these questions and more:
  • Are the "Big 3" better than the smaller schools?
  • Does a “math-science” focus mean that humanities and the arts are weaker, or ignored? 
  • Should I choose a specialized high school over a topnotch screened school?
  • If I get into LaGuardia and a test-in specialized high school, how do I decide? is a project of The Center for New York City Affairs, an applied policy research institute based at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy RSVP on Eventbrite.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dedalus Foundation Free Art Classes ages 4-18 years!

Fall Programs

Classes are free of charge and all materials are provided. All classes take place at the Dedalus Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at 254 36th St. Unit 2B-E.

Sign up for Saturday Morning Art Making at Dedalus!

Fall Session 1: September 17 - October 15
Family Art-Making Workshops: Register here for Session 1 
Explorations: Register here for Session 1 

Fall Session 2: October 22nd - November 19th
Registration for Session 2 opens October 1

Family Art-Making Workshops (ages 4-8 with an adult)

Designed with children ages 4-8 in mind, these two-hour workshops are an opportunity for young children and their grown-ups to create art together.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended.

Explorations (ages 9-12)

Create your own works of art inspired by new materials each week. No experience required. Registration recommended.

Portfolio Workshops for Middle School Students and Teens are designed to help students develop the skills necessary to be competitive as they apply to an art High School, College, or University. In these weekly classes students create artwork in various mediums with a focus on drawing from life. 

*Students must commit to attend all 9 Saturday sessions

* All participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Dedalus Foundation at the end of the program. 

Register here for Fall Portfolio Intensives at the Dedalus Foundation

Middle School Portfolio Workshop Series
8 weeks of Portfolio workshops
1:00-3:00pm Saturdays, September 24 - November 12
November 19, Exhibition at Dedalus 

Pre-College Portfolio Workshop Series
3:30-6:00pm Saturdays, September 24 - November 12
November 19, Exhibition at Dedalus

Portfolio Review Dates: 
Saturday, September 17 (time TBD)
Saturday, December 3 (time TBD)
National Portfolio Day - Sunday, November 13 (time TBD)

Questions? Please or call 212.220.4220

Friday, July 8, 2016

Free College Essay Workshop for NYC High School Girls!

College Essay Workshop
If you're a high school girl, join us for one of our college essay workshops. They are free and open to any New York City high school girl interested in crafting a powerful college essay.
College Essay Writing Workshop
July 11, 10:30 AM-3 PM

College Essay Editing Sessions
July 13, 10 AM-1:00 PM or July 19, 2-5:00 PM*
*You’ll bring a draft and sign up for a one-hour session with a writing mentor

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Visual Storytelling through Video & Photography Workshop

Visual Storytelling through Video & Photography Workshop

Visual Storytelling through Video & Photography Workshop

Monday, August 1 — Friday, August 12
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A dynamic and hands-on 10 day course for high school students, Visual Storytelling invites you to take your ideas and use your creativity to communicate through video and photography.  Led by Emmy Award-winning visual storyteller Eduardo Angel andInternational Center of Photography faculty member Jaime Schlesinger, students plan, shoot, and produce a short video and create a series of images to display in a student exhibition.  Throughout the course, guest speakers also introduce renowned Japanese photographers and directors who have influenced their craft.
Course Schedule:
August 1 - 5, 12 - 5 pm
August 8 - 12, 10 am - 3 pm
Student Exhibition: August 12, 6 pm

Complimentary lunch will be provided between August 8th – 12th.
Registration: $500/$450 Japan Society members; Needs-based scholarships available.
For scholarship applicants onlyplease download the scholarship form to apply (PDF).

FREE Teen Workshops in Wearable Technology! 🎮 ✂🔋🔌🎒

FREE WORKSHOPS: Make your own wearable tech at Eyebeam

Free Playable Fashion Workshops

Summer Workshops for Teens in Fashion, Electronics & Coding!

Learn how to sew and code your own wearable tech project!



Lunch + MetroCards Provided

July 12 + 14
Tuesday + Thursday
11am - 4pm

34 35th St, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232


These workshops are free and open to high school teens between the ages of 14 and 19. No experience necessary!

Playable Fashion is a free teen program that explores the intersections between Fashion, Technology and Gaming.  More info: 

Questions? Email Erica 




Eyebeam is a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology, toward a more imaginative and just world. By providing generous support to artists for research, production and education, Eyebeam makes ideas real.

34 35th St 5th Floor, Unit 26
Brooklyn NY 11232



The 2016 Sing for Hope Arts FREE Intensive

Applications are still open!

The 2016 Sing for Hope Arts Intensive
July 18-22 & July 25-29
#SFHintensive Day 2!  From samba to songwriting, we had a ball with #SFHvolunteer CJ, @edgeofthemat, #CherubImprov & @HillCapps.  #ArtForAll
High School students are invited to join us for Sing for Hope's free, weeklong Arts Intensive!  The Arts Intensive offers students the opportunity to work with professional artists from Broadway, the Met & more, while exploring a variety of art forms, includingmusic, drama, dance, theatre, and visual art!

Suggested deadline: July 9
*rolling admissions

Please pass along to any students who may be interested. Thank you!

For additional information, refer to the application or email 
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