StudioLab | K-12


StudioLab is the Abrons’ pioneering approach to school-based arts education. Our classes and workshops provide students from pre-kindergarten through college progressive, experiential learning experiences in the performing, visual, literary, and media arts.
Our residencies in NYC schools support and enhance Common Core Standards, align with the National Core Arts Standards, 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.
Current school / after school partners include High School for Community Leadership, PACE High School, Orchard Collegiate Academy, Lower East Side Preparatory High School, P.S. 188, P.S. 147, P.S. 20, P.S. 134, P.S. 110, P.S. 138M, J47, Boys & Girls Republic, University Neighborhood Middle School, University Neighborhood High School, Victory Collegiate High School, Brooklyn Alternative Learning Centers, and 301 Henry Street.

StudioLab’s INTEGRATE program supports and enhances classroom curriculum in grades K-12 through pairing arts forms with a core subject area. We create original curricula alongside professional artists for each school that inspire students to grow academically and creatively, while teachers gain professional development in applied artistic practices. Specialized INTEGRATE programs can be designed for English Language Learners and Special Education needs.

After school students in our AMPLIFY program explore multi-disciplinary art forms while developing artistic literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Offerings include theater ensembles, dance training, studio art intensives, and musical instruction.

The RESPOND program teaches students to analyze and interpret artworks through text-based responses. Aligning with the Common Core State Standards, RESPOND workshops begin with a visit to the Abrons for a performance, tour of our galleries, or studio visits with our artists-in-residence.

For more information, please contact:
Chantara Ellis | Director of School and Community Programs |