I had the pleasure to teach for two days during July at the Bronx Zoo and Bronx River for the Society of Illustrators Summer Illustration Art Academy teaching kids ages 9-13. We covered gesture and landscape drawing and introduced the kids to watercolor painting.
The Society of Illustrators has made a difference for 100 at-risk youth from the most vulnerable neighborhoods in New York City through the newly established Summer Illustration Art Academy. The program is a curriculum-based project developed in accordance with the NYS Learning Standards in the Visual Arts and funded in-part by a National Endowment for the Arts. It is also a collaborative effort with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
A show of the students’ work will open at the Society of Illustrators on Friday, November 5th
Some photos from the outings below, for more information on the program please click here
. It was a great turn out and a fun experience which I hope to take part again next year.