Parsons Scholars Blog

Teen Design Fair

We met at the Cooper Hewitt Teen Design Fair, where high-school students can meet professional designers and have intimate conversations with them about their careers and insights.  Scholars were particularly excited about meeting Tim Gunn, Miss Jay from America’s Next Top Model, and Christopher Bevans of Billionaire Boys Clubs.  …

Digital Literacy Workshop

October 13, 2012 This afternoon, we met as a group to discuss the importance of digital literacy.  We talked about how to select a professional email address, opened up Gmail accounts, and learned how to use Google Drive as a collaboration tool.  Then, we spent most of the session learning…

College Preparedness

This past Saturday both the Senior and Junior scholars started preparing for the college application process. The Seniors were introduced to their college mentors, and also started the college research process. By navigating their way through the college websites of their choice, the scholars where able to find out the deadlines for…

Gearing up for a new semester!

The Mentors are hard at work gearing up for a new exciting semester in the Parsons Scholars Program. We’re all excited to get started next Saturday (Sept. 29), and we have a great team of dedicated undergraduates to support the Scholars with their great ideas, visions and expertise. Thanks to…

Pre-College Summer Academy

On Friday, August 10th, Parsons Scholars Program celebrated the accomplishments and lessons learned by the newest class of Scholars.  Before entering their junior year of high school, this dedicated group explored their areas of interest during all-day studio classes for two weeks in August in the Pre-College Summer Academy at…

Summer Academy Survey!

Juniors: Please take a moment to fill out this survey in order to reflect on your experience during the summer session. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDI0TlVVM1VkTEdUa3cwTWhXVGNiR0E6MA Congratulations on completing your first summer program in the Parsons Pre-College Academy!

Scholars Class of 2012

Last night on August 2, 2012 we celebrated the graduation of 13 Scholars from our program. We had a great time celebrating their hard work, as well as that of Stacy, their devoted and tireless coordinator. They might be leaving the program and we won’t see them every Saturday morning…

Summer fun with the Parsons Scholars!

Summer has been a whirlwind of happenings at the Parsons Scholars Program this year. As recipients of the Anna Toonk Scholarship, Parsons Scholars Raquel Castillo, Roxana Santana and Andy Bell-Baltaci and Alumni Francisco Vivar, Richard Pean and Paul Gomez, traveled to Paris where they spent 4 weeks taking intensive art and…

SIS wrap-up!

Scholars! Please fill out this survey with your thoughtful reflections on your experiences lived throughout the Summer Intensive Studies program this month. As always, your honesty will help us better support you. https://docs.google.com/a/newschool.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGpfU2dnU01TSXR3enlwMkhmcVh1RlE6MA

PARIS 2012 Versailles and Eiffel Tower

                 

Paris 2012

Having fun in Paris, 2 first weeks visiting the city, learning some french and making new friends along the way.

Rising Seniors Lunch

On Friday the 13th (Ooooh! Spooooky!) we took an hour or so to unwind! The coordinators, rising seniors, and a few mentors enjoyed a lunch together and chatted about the week, apricots, and hair.

Emoti-Con! o.O

The Emoti-Con event was held at Parsons on June 2, where NYC youth showcased digital technology creations and engaged in conversations about the role of technology. Our senior scholars participated with the submission of their Beyond Bullets PSAs, the juniors presented their short horror flicks, and the sophomore scholars joined in…

Parsons Scholars Festival Exhibition recap!

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, Parsons Scholars celebrated the opening of their Festival Exhibition! Many thanks to sophomore and junior scholars who volunteered (while seniors were in class) and faculty and staff who hung each piece in preparations for the show! Senior scholars first presented the PSA’s they created with…

Beyond Bullets PSA’s

Finally… presenting the two public service announcements created by the class of 2012 in the Parsons Scholars Program! These short films were created after the seniors decided they wanted to do more to spread an anti-gun violence message to their peers during their graphic design collaboration with Beyond Bullets for…

Horror Flicks!

These three short horror films were made by Parsons Scholars juniors during a festive filmmaking workshop led by Shola Ajayi over the Halloween weekend last fall.  After the Scholars learned how to use HD video cameras, they worked in groups to create plots and storyboards and filmed around the Parsons…

Last day of Spring Academy classes

On Saturday, April 21st, Parsons Scholars celebrated their accomplishments this semester in the program-wide Pre-College Academy Open Studio.    We were fortunate to have alumni visitors, who always warm our hearts and share insight with current Scholars. The cake– made by Youth Advocate Tanya– was much-appreciated after a long semester!…

Scholars’ artwork at the Brooklyn Artists Gym!

Big congrats to Junior Scholars Naiky Paradis and Andrew Rhee who were both selected to have artwork displayed in the Brooklyn Artists Gym’s “Past Present & Future” exhibition! Check out their work, which currently on display through May 14th.  More info on the flyer below. Keep up the great work, Scholars!!! 

Colleges!!! Yay!!!

The Juniors Visit Colleges! During Spring Break week the Juniors took time to visit SVA, Pratt, and FIT! Here are some of the pictures from their visit to Pratt!

Parsons Festival!

We warmly invite all past & present Parsons Scholars, friends, and family as well as the Parsons community to join us in the Opening Celebration of the Parsons Festival Exhibition on Saturday, May 12th. *poster design by Thi Wan Join us in supporting the Seniors as they present  their capstone project…

Justice for Trayvon Workshop

REMINDER: On Friday we’re hosting a workshop/discussion for all grades of Parsons Scholars on the murder of Trayvon Martin. **Please come with written paragraph of thoughts on what this case means to you and what kinds of discussions you’ve been having & hearing around it. **Wear a hoodie! We look…

Senior Scholars Featured on the Beyond Bullets Webpage

The Parsons Scholar Senior Beyond Bullets Design Team was featured on the Beyond Bullets homepage! We’re so happy to see their hard work is being recognized. Keep up the awesome work, scholars! “These young designers hit the ground running. Our initial meeting was meant to be a basic introduction, but…

Survey for Sophomores

Sophomore Scholars:Please take a minute to fill out this survey to help us keep track of your interests, goals and activities: Thanks!

Fountain Art Fair

On March 10, the sophomore scholars went on a fieldtrip to the Fountain Art Fair where they were able to see different kinds of art-making, which they were excited to learn about and looked forward to trying. Below are some of their experiences and reactions to this day. Abigail Carrillo…

The Museum of the Moving Image

On March 3rd, the Sophomore Scholars went on a trip to visit The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. They really enjoyed the museum, as noted in their reflections below. Stephanie Li:             The Museum of the Moving Image was amazing. I enjoyed most of their animation work but…

Scholars visit Time Magazine’s Photo Desk

On Friday afternoon, a group of both Sophomore and Junior Scholars visited the Photo Desk of Time Magazine with Pete Pin.  We discussed different kinds of photography, the role of photography in print media, as well as types of careers in photography and their conditions.  Pete introduced concepts around mainstream…

Chelsea Galleries

In Feb, 11, 2012 Parsons Scholar explore some of the best galleries in Chelsea. They were able to experience art in New York City with their amazing Youth Advocates Tanya, Nicole and Jules.

Scholar’s Responses to Chelsea Galleries Visit

The best part of the trip was when we went to Jonathan Levine Gallery to look at Natalia Fabias’ work, which was awesome.  I mean amazing.  Her works were very inspiring.  I wish to become a painter like her.  Her paintings are so good they look like they’re photographs.  The…

Parsons Scholars Senior Project

On February 4, Senior Scholars began their senior project with instructor Joe Rutt and TA’s Joelle and Richard. The Scholars are going to be working with an organization called Beyond Bullets, which uses documentary films to educate teenagers about gun violence. The Scholars will be working to develop materials for…

First day back!

On February 4th, 2012, the Parsons Scholars were reunited after a much-deserved winter break. This semester, the new group of Sophomores will be taking a Foundation Studio (Intro to Drawing & Design) course, while the Juniors continue to explore areas of their interest and Seniors work on their final capstone…