Pratt’s teen program is specifically designed for teens (13 – 17) who want to explore art makingin a professional studio environment. At Pratt, we teach all skill levels – whether students are just beginning or they are ready to take their art to the next level. While the techniques and vocabulary developed vary by class, the overarching goals of the program are for students to gain problem-solving and risk-taking skills, understand complex concepts, and discover positive ways to articulate the way they think and feel. Pratt provides opportunities for teens to develop a foundation for success through the process of making art, which has been shown to motivate and engage students, as well as to increase their ability to develop abilities associated with academic success. Pratt is committed to racial equity as a core value and ongoing practice, allocating resources to the breakdown of systemic barriers and the development of equitable solutions organization-wide.
The Pratt Teen program is designed to develop creative thinking and perseverance in a safe and supportive atmosphere, helping students celebrate their strengths and develop the skills they need to become healthy, contributing adults. Pratt creates opportunities for students to build positive relationships and experience acceptance, independence, achievement, and recognition, which form the foundation for healthy young people.
Pratt is a Community Arts partner for the Creative Advantage program