Studio ProgramsLearning the tools for our liberation.
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.
Portfolio Development is a rigorous afterschool program for youth interested in creating a dynamic portfolio for college admission and scholarships.
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.
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.
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.
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.