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Visual Arts Boot Camp student visit

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August 8, 2016
For ages 5 to 18 years

The Boot Camp is project of the NYC Department of Education and Lincoln Center Education, established to give 2 intensive weeks of audition/portfolio training to assist rising 8th graders preparing to apply for entrance into the specialized high schools.  Each August, The New York Public Library for the Performign Arts collaborates with the project by giving orientations, special experiences and library cards to the participants.  Since the students are between 7th and 8th grades, I am listing them as Young Adults, but some of them may have been under 13..

The 35 Visual Arts  students viewed the Music for Moderns exhibition as a warm-up exercise, focussing on the album covers as graphic design.   The majority of the visit wa spent in the Oenslager Gallery, where they viewed the exhibition Magical Designs for Mozart's Magic Flute.  After an introductory discussion, they spent the next hour sketching in the gallery.  The visit was videotaped for inclusion in the documentary being made about the Boot Camp project.

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  • Audience: School Age (5-12 years), College/Graduate School Educators, Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years), Children, Teachers