No Longer Empty's Children & Youth programs aim to widen the young audience for contemporary art by harnessing art´s quality as a powerful learning tool that stimulates innovation and civic engagement. We inspire lifelong arts enthusiasts and provide interesting and different ways to interact with art, exhibitions, spaces and the neighborhoods at large.
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Y.DOT : YOUTH DOCENT PROGRAM
Y.Dot is an educational and professional experience with contemporary art for high school students. The program trains teens to design, lead their own tours of the exhibition to their families, friends and visitors. Known as "Docents", teens also work as part of the organization, attend workshops, and visit other exhibitions and artist studios. This paid 9-week program fosters professional skills such as critical thinking, decision-making, public speaking, and responsibility.
Led by Director of Programming, Jodie Dinapoli with the Education Department team, docents participate in weekly learning sessions, operate the front desk or art gallery with NLE staff, attend art-making workshops, visit artist studios and other museum exhibitions. Docents also attend a media literacy workshop, integral to developing an understanding of art in the contemporary context.
NO LONGER BORED for CHILDREN & FAMILIES
No Longer Bored is a program designed for children and families to discover and explore NLE art exhibition though activities centered on inquiry, reflection, creativity and participation. We want children and families to explore the exhibition and develop an appreciation for art together.
No Longer Bored distributes self-guided scavenger hunts and provide young visitors an art experience that is positive and relevant to their everyday life.
No Longer Bored Family Day activities such as, art-making workshops, artist-studio visits, gallery visits, performances, allow children to be creative, promote critical thinking skills and foster an enjoyable relationship with contemporary art.
NO LONGER BORED for SCHOOLS & AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
No Longer Bored for Schools and After School Programs is a program for groups aged K-12 designed and lead by NLE educational staff. Each exhibition is site specific; the art in the exhibition directly connects to the space and the surrounding neighborhood. As a result, every exhibition tour is unique and created specifically so students examine the relationship between the art, the space and the surrounding community. During group visits, students discover and explore the art exhibition participate in an age-appropriate tour. An art-making workshop is offered where students can further reflect on the art exhibition by creating their own pieces of art work to take home.
PREPARE YOUR VISIT
Our program aligns with the NYC Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts five strands of Art Learning. Early childhood, elementary, middle and high school benchmarks are taken into consideration during the development of our programs and tours.
Download the Teacher pre-visit activity (pdf) to help prepare your students for their No Longer Empty experience. After your visit, we suggest students complete our Teacher post-visit reflection activity (pdf).
Download No Longer Bored School Visit Form. (pdf) to schedule a tour