K.I.D.S. Art Education

Kentler International Drawing Space is a non profit arts organization located in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The K.I.D.S. Art Education program brings innovative art-making experiences to students, teachers, and families in and around Red Hook. With our diverse community in mind, Kentler is committed to using contemporary art as a platform for inquiry, exploration, and empowerment. All programs are based on Kentler's exhibitions of drawings and works on paper.

Our programming includes School, After-School, Residency, and Drawing Together family weekend workshops.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Spring + Summer 2019 Recap

Hello and happy summer! Let's get caught up on what's been happening this year with K.I.D.S. Art Education and our new partner, Art Yard Bklyn.

This spring, we continued our in-school Special Needs Residency with PS 15, After-School program with Extreme Kids & Crew and ongoing Drawing Together workshops. Our new Teaching Artist, Quentin Williamston, led a 12-session lesson for our Residency students based on the books of children's book author Ezra Jack Keats. Students practiced observational drawing, collage and storytelling to bring Keats' stories to life.

Teaching Artist Victoria Calabro led an exploratory, hands-on 10-week program with Extreme Kids & Crew and had a blast as usual! The students created 3D and wearable art, experimented with unexpected materials, and worked on collaborative projects.

Drawing Together workshops were inspired by our 2019 exhibitions by Meridith McNeal, Alexander Gorlizki, Mildred Beltre, and our 100 Works on Paper Benefit exhibition.

This year, Kentler is acting as a Fiscal Sponsor for Art Yard Bklyn, a group of Teaching Artists providing arts education to underserved populations. This month, they held a 3-week summer session in the gallery, where students enjoyed daily workshops led by a rotating roster of educators. They went on location throughout Red Hook and created work in the space surrounded by Mildred Beltre's "Science of the Word."

In the fall, we'll be picking up our regular programming once more and will continue working alongside Art Yard to reach thousands of children and families. We're excited to build relationships with longtime and new partners, offer exposure to innovative new exhibitions and add to the growing energy of Red Hook!

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