Parsons Scholars Blog

Saturday October 15th

Scholars researching Colleges Mentors helping Scholars find information about Colleges. On Saturday the 15th of October, the Scholars continued their research of finding out College and University Facts on CollegeBoard and websites like it. They researched school stats about Eugene Lang College, Parsons and a University or College of their…

Portfolio Redefined

Saturday was a very educational day for high school students from all over the city. They had the chance to learn about Parsons Admission, the Parsons Challenge and how to organized their portfolio for college. Students were able to brainstorm ideas for their Parsons Challenge and to get feedback on…

It all begins now!

Its the second week here at Parsons. The Juniors are learning and preparing for College with the help of crossword puzzles and a presentation by Nadia Williams. The Juniors were introduced to their new best friend, College Board. They were able to start their first search based on their general…

Saturdays!!!

Our scholars are back! Getting together again for their classes on Saturday and working hard as always, but enjoying it as well. Besides enjoying their classes the students met once again at 2W 13th Street’s 4th floor (Common Room) and gobbled their traditional Saturday pizza. Gobbling and catching up with…

Summer Jam!

Had a great time with the now Junior Scholars today. A photographer came out and took head shots for these amazing artists and gave them pointers on how to improve the look of their pieces for their portfolios. What a great day! We ate a little, we danced a little,…

2011 Parsons Scholars Graduation

2011 Parsons Scholars Graduation Congratulations to all the scholars for 2011. Y’all did great and it was a great night to see everybody gathered up together and commemorate all your wonderful achievements. From the wonderful talk from guest speaker Jeff Ng of Staple Design, to the speeches from the great…

Storm King field trip!

At the end of the Spring semester, the entire Parsons Scholars program took a day trip upstate to the breathtaking Storm King Art Center. Although the May sky threatened us with a Spring shower, it held out for a great day of exploring this impressive collection of large-scale sculptures in…

Parsons Scholars in Paris!

This just in: a recent snapshot of the lovely group of Parsons Scholars & Alumni who received a full scholarship to attend the Parsons Summer Intensive program in Paris. From left to right: Thi Wan (college junior), Elizabeth Peralta (h.s. senior), Sasha Smith (college freshman), JinMei Liu (college graduate, class…

Parsons Scholars Visit Tracy Reese!

Scholars Visited Tracy Reese in her studio and got a tour of all that goes into running a fashion business.

Parsons Festival this Saturday: Join Us!!!

Please join us for the opening of the first annual exhibition that displays the growth, achievements and bright futures of all of our scholars. We are proud to include the work of each student in the Parsons festival, which is a new annual series of art and design events which…

“The Kitchen”

April 16th, 2011 At “The Kitchen” in Chelsea scholars met the artist, Kenya (Robinson), featured in the gallery. She spoke of her featured work, Kenya Eats A Cracker. On this rainy day, the scholars walked from The New School to the gallery. Robinson’s work raised many questions for the scholars…

Richard Pean: Talenthouse movie poster winner!

Our very own Richard Pean (Undergrad Mentor and Scholar alum) recently won a Movie Poster Design Competition on Talenthouse, which is a platform that provides opportunities for creatives to “participate in unique projects with artists and brands, collaborate, gain recognition and compensation.” For his winning poster design, Richard will attend…

Chris Soria Visits Scholars!

On Saturday April 16, artist Chris Soria met with Senior Scholars to share his work and to discuss his process with students. Students were impressed at the wide range of work Chris does: including collaborative large-scale murals, illustration,photo collage, pumpkin carving and more! It was great to meet an example…

Preparing for the Parsons Festival

We’ve been working hard at preparing the upcoming program-wide exhibition in the new annual Parsons Festival which will highlight the progress and achievements of participants in the Parsons Scholars program. Join us on May 7th at 5:30 for our opening in 2 West 13th st. More info soon.. Below, a…

Visit to Stony Brook University

On Tuesday April 26th, Mei Yue Luo and her coordinator Nadia enjoyed the last day of Spring Break by taking a tour of SUNY Stony Brook University (where Mei has been accepted!) in Long Island. It was a beautiful day, and Mei received a lot of information to help her…

Artist: Tanya Linn Albrigtsen-Frable (Mensen)

Mensen joined Scholars April 2nd to present her work and create a comic with the us. It was an awesome experience and we all learned a lot – from Feminism to using art to make political statements. Mensen also gave the Scholars the task of creating a comic – together! Each Scholar…

Braiding Workshop!!!

It’s an understatement to say that our seniors have been working hard all year– balancing college applications, maintaining good grades in school, and attending our Saturday program and monthly meetings, among other extra-curricular activities.But, believe it or not, we’ve managed to have fun along theway.. We just haven’t had time…

Artist: Hank Willis Thomas

Yashua and Shola’s Scholars welcomed Hank Willis Thomas to their Saturday Program March 5th. Laniqua Sprull said, “While viewing the artitst’s work many of us took on the analyzation that his work was based on racism. Listening to the feedback of the work made us finally understand the purpose of…

Forbes Galleries Visit!

Shola’s group of Scholars participated in a mini scavenger hunt during their visit to Forbes Galleries February 26th. They were broken up into groups and asked to work together. Not only did they learn about Forbes Galleries being a home to Forbes Magazine but they learned about the various exhibits…

E- Vadnie Lewis – Portfolio Prep 2010 scholar was featured on the PC World website this week!

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Community Identity Presentations

On March 18th, after all the hard work produced by the Senior Scholars, teams visited the District Three schools they’re collaborating with to create a Brand Identity that suits their current needs. Scholars and Undergraduate Mentors presented our design proposals for logos to students, faculty, parents and administration and asked…

Artist: Jeff Sims

Jeff Sims presented his work to the Parsons Scholars February 19th!     The scholars were engaged and asked plenty of questions that Jeff was more than happy to answer.   Jeff shared with us, how he got into art and what influences or inspires his work.  “Well after Jeff Sims’…

Whitney Museum

*This post was written by New Sophomore Scholar Amy G., Class of 2013* New Scholars Adventures On February 12th, Shola’s group of Scholars went on a trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art, located at 945 Madison Avenue. The Whitney is a museum consisting of American art of the early…

Create Your Own: SHIRT

The Senior Scholars have felt the commitment of marriage – wedded to the Senior Project and bound to create within the limitations of the project. Their coordinators, Nadia and Ananda, created a workshop that allowed seniors to release their creativity outside of class, allowing their imagination to run wild by…

Senior Project

We’ve recently passed the third week into the Senior Project and for those of you not involved, here’s an update! On February 5th, the Seniors were introduced to a Collaboration Project with the Department of Education. The project entitles the seniors along with their instructor, Gigi Polo, to assist the…

Congrats Paris Winners!!

On Saturday of February 19th, the last of our Paris Winners were announced! The week before the nineteenth three Senior Scholars were chosen for the lucky opportunity to goto Parsons in Paris!

New Scholar Awards!

Three of our wonderful senior scholars, Camille Labarre, Sasha Smith and Katie (Kumlyun) Son have been honored this week with some great awards! Camille had her portfolio featured as Shown’d Artist of the Week!Congrats, Camille!Check out her work here. Sasha is the recipient of a regional Gold Key Scholastic Art…

Super Sabado!

On Saturday February 19th, the senior Scholars braved the cold to join in the festivities uptown at El Museo del Barrio. Dedicated to Latino art, El Museo hosts a monthly event, Super Sabado, which celebrated the upcoming carnaval with concerts and workshops, free to the public. After contemplating the meaning…

First Day Back

We kicked off the new semester of the Academy with so many exciting things! New sophomore Scholars, the last semester for senior Scholars, a new senior project, and the winners of the big trip to Paris! Looks like its going to be a great spring! Above, Associate Dean Anne Gaines…

2nd Annual Parsons Scholars Reunion

We celebrated the semesters end with the 2nd Annual Parsons Scholars Reunion. Alumni, Current scholars, Coordinators and Mentors celebrated their achievements and hard work during the past year.