Master studio programs are now open
September 7, 2018

Register for Master Studio Programs at Groundswell!

Apply Now For Fall-Spring Studio Programs!

Groundswell is now accepting applications for our Fall-Spring Studio Programs. Apply now for our free after school programs: Introductory Portfolio, Advanced Portfolio, Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA), or Segue.

Studio Programs are a highly diverse series of youth development opportunities hosted at our Gowanus studio. We offer a suite of opportunities for youth to develop the skills necessary for a creative practice, engage in a dynamic community of like-minded people, and explore social justice issues relevant today. 

There is a mandatory orientation session on October 26th, and program is held afterschool weekly beginning in either late October or November. For more information on each program check out our website, call 718-254-9782, or e-mail  

Program Offerings: 

Introductory Portfolio (Ages 13-16, Wednesdays 4-6pm, November 7-April 10)
Learn fundamentals of creating a dynamic portfolio to begin building a foundation for your studio art practice and discover personal voice.
Click here to apply | Click here for Full Program Summary 

Advanced Portfolio (Ages 17-19, Mondays 4-7pm, October 29-April 8)
Build a strong portfolio for college admission and scholarships. Learn the art of documenting, editing, writing artist statements, speaking about your work and studio critique. Includes a field trip to National Portfolio Day.
Click here to apply | Click here for Full Program Summary  

Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) (Ages 16-19, Tuesdays 4-7pm, November 13-April 9)
Research, design and paint a work of public art collaboratively with Groundswell artists and community partners. You don't have to be experienced to join, but you must be interested in art, community and social justice.
Click here to apply | Click here for Full Program Summary 

Segue (Ages 13-16, Thursdays 4-6pm, November 8-March 28)
Learn how to use art as a tool for social justice and connect with the Gowanus, Brooklyn community. Art-making might include photography, drawings, painting, sculpture, printmaking and more!
Click here to apply | Click here for Full Program Summary

Welcome Party (Orientation)
Date: Friday, October 26th
Location: Groundswell’s Studio (540 President St Suite 1A, Brooklyn NY 11215)
Time: Afterschool - TBD

Directions to Groundswell
540 President St Suite 1A
Brooklyn NY 11215
R Train to Union St
B37 Bus