StudioLab is the Abrons’ pioneering approach to school-based arts education and provides students from pre-kindergarten through college innovative learning experiences in the performing, visual, literary, and media arts. With decades of experience cultivating young artists in classroom environments, the Abrons’ StudioLab programs offer unique learning models for students to acquire fundamental arts skills and reflect critically on the hows and whys of their creative process. Our approach enhances classroom learning, engages students through the exploration of contemporary art forms, and connects them to local, global, and cultural issues that affect their lives.
StudioLab’s nationally recognized staff and resident artists engage the diversity of NYC’s arts-workers — including artists, curators, composers, choreographers, writers, and arts administrators — to develop teaching residencies in NYC schools that support and enhance Common Core curricula, align with the NY State Learning Standards for the Arts, and NYC Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. The Abrons' programs are among the most affordable in New York City. We provide options for all school budgets, and many of our programs are free or subsidized.
Each year, StudioLab serves thousands of students, families, and teachers through the following programs:
For more information, please contact:
Director of StudioLab
Support for the Abrons Arts Center StudioLab Program is provided by the New York City Department of Education, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Department of Education, New York City Council, the Barker Welfare Foundation, and the Kornfeld Foundation.