This July, 22 rising seniors in high school took Summer Intensive Studies for college credit. The program ran June 30 – July 24, and the students were in class from 9am to 4pm, Monday – Friday, for four weeks. Upon completion of this course, students had earned four college credits! This course exposes the students to actual college experiences and they all met friends from all of the world in their classes this summer. Yang and Nicole both took Painting and Drawing. Ligardy took an Illustration course. Sundiata at the open studios with his mom. Alexa enjoyed learning from faculty Leah Hayes in the Illustration course. Going to school in summer is fun at Parsons! Roza and her self-portrait! Stephanie […]
Hi Everyone! I am excited to start this blog so that my group of Parsons Scholars can share with you their artistic endeavors. Everyone in my group was specially selected from all around NY to receive a scholarship to Parsons Pre- College Academy because of their excellent portfolios and determination in pursuing art and design. On the blog the scholars will share their art and their experiences at Parsons… Enjoy!
Nadia has worked in a wide range of NYC public schools as a teaching artist and holds a certificate in College Access and Success Counseling from the Options Institute. She coordinated 3 cohorts of Parsons Scholars through their high school graduation over a span of 5 years and feels fortunate to continue to work closely with students over a meaningful period of time as Program Director. Nadia is a graduate of the Parsons BFA Fashion Design department who began her career designing for Gap Kids, and freelancing for companies such as Old Navy and Banana Republic. While living in Mexico for 4 years, she developed an independent line of clothes and accessories, began collaborating in workshops which aim to empower […]
Nicole is a New York City based artist. During her time as an undergraduate at Parsons the New School for Design, she was selected to participate in the BFA Thesis Show at Parsons as well as in the student scholarship competition at the Society of Illustrators. While at Parsons, Nicole worked in the Parsons Scholars Program and the Parsons Pre-College Academy as an Undergraduate Mentor and Teaching Assistant. Specifically, Nicole played a crucial role in the creation of murals for the Pediatric Center at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, NY as a TA in the Parsons Scholars senior capstone class led by artist Jaime Arredondo. After graduating from Parsons in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration, she entered the Art Education […]
Elizabeth is a Parsons foundation student who plans on pursuing a degree at Parsons. She enjoys many different forms of art, but is most passionate about creating clothing and plans on becoming a fashion designer. Before starting at Parsons, she participated in Fashion with a Purpose, Harlem Children’s Zone, Photography Club and has taken a class in the History of Costume. Elizabeth has worked on the staff of the Summer Youth Employment Program, has interned for the brand Pantora by Andrea Pitter, and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Parsons Summer Intensive Program in Paris in her junior year due to her exceptional participation as a Scholar. In her words, “I have been exposed to a new group of […]
Raquel is planning to major in Fashion Design and minor in Fashion Communication. She was born in the Dominican Republic but has been living in Brooklyn for the last 11 years. Raquel attended the Groundswell Portfolio Development courses during her junior year of high school. During her junior year she was able to study Drawing and Painting in the Parsons Paris Summer Intensive Program as a recipient of the Anna Toonk Scholarship. Aside from being a Parsons Scholar alumna, Raquel also works with a nonprofit group of young artists known as Cre8tive Youth*Ink who work together to create murals around NYC. A goal that Raquel has always had is to never compromise her art. The main reason why Raquel […]
Tatiana Glover Communication Design, Parsons The New School for Design, Freshman. High School of Fashion Industries, Class of 2015. Tatiana is graduate from the High School of Fashion Industries, and is currently in her freshman year in the BFA program at Parsons The New School. Although she’s graduated high school with certification in Fashion Design, Tatiana’s intends to major in Communication Design during her time at Parsons. Before her arrival, Tatiana engaged in many extracurricular activities after school, being an ambassador for her school’s alumni association raising college scholarships for graduating seniors. As a Parsons Scholar, she engaged in college level classes learning the basics of painting and drawing to printmaking and film. Tatiana’s vivacious personality played a role […]