THE PARSONS SCHOLARS PROGRAM CENTERS PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE EXPLORATION OF ART AND DESIGN WITHIN A COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT.
Thanks to everyone that applied for the 2018 cycle! The application is now closed.
The Parsons Scholars Program provides youth from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to explore art & design in a college environment.
Accepted students receive college credit while preparing for the college admissions process at no cost to them. (Note: this is a pre-college scholarship, and not a college scholarship.) For more information, download our information sheet here.
The Parsons Scholars Program is a college access program for NYC public high school students who are passionate about pursuing higher education in art and design. Parsons Scholars dedicate their Saturdays and summers to studio coursework and workshops which expose them to a range of exciting art and design careers and majors.
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During the morning meeting, Mixed Media Artist and Parsons Scholars Program Administrator, Estelle Maisonett, shared a presentation about her practice with the Junior scholars. The presentation included images of her large-scale assemblages, video clips of her process, and discussion around the themes within her work. Estelle uses clothing and large-scale photographs to create figures posed in different urban landscapes she photographs throughout her neighborhood. Intentionally, avoiding the addition of skin or faces to the figures, Estelle’s work explores how viewers perceive identity through space, clothing, and consumer goods she collects such as crushed soda cans. She explores physical and visual texture of materials such as wood or brick through painted faux finishes, photographs, and found objects to investigate what defines […]Continue reading