Studio Programs

Learning the tools for our liberation.
Master Studio Participants at our Final Show/Celebration

Groundswell’s Studio Programs are a highly diverse series of youth development opportunities hosted at our Gowanus studio. Groundswell’s Studio Programs 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. 


Studio Programs

Sharpening skills for successful futures.

Portfolio Development

Portfolio Development is a rigorous afterschool program for youth interested in creating a dynamic portfolio for college admission and scholarships.

Building skills. Transforming hearts.

Segue Program

Segue is a program to introduce students to the Groundswell community and mission to use art as a tool for social justice. Participants use art-making to document and explore the local Gowanus community as a site for social action.

Creating change, one mural at a time.

Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship

Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) is an afterschool program for young people ages 16-19 to learn how to paint a mural and use art for social change.

Telling her stories with heart and without censorship.

Voices Her'd

Voices Her'd is an afterschool and summer program serving self-identified young women who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to using art as a tool for social justice.

Knowing the power within himself.

Making His'tory

Making His’tory is an afterschool program for exceptional young men that challenges notions of identity to break cycles of inequity facing young men of color today.