Published On: Fri, Feb 6th, 2015

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Build With Local Art Students

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Delegates Join The Cooper Union School of Art  As They Announce their 2015 Summer Art Intensive.

During this event we will have the opportunity to introduce high school students to local artists active in the NYC arts scene and create opportunity for collaboration and mentorship, preparing students to apply to undergraduate top art schools through highly structured projects. We are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to interact with the next generation of artists.

The Cooper Union School of Art announces the Summer Art Intensive program ( running from July 6th to July 30th. This four weeks summer pre-college art program prepares students to apply to the top undergraduate art schools. An open Q&A will be held on February 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., during the Outreach Pre-College Program Winter student exhibition, at the Foundation Building, 2nd floor, located at 7 East 7th St. in the heart of New York City.


 Participants in the upcoming Summer Art Intensive select a studio concentration, including animation, photography and graphic design, supported with additional intensive drawing instruction and the study of contemporary art issues. The curriculum is designed for portfolio preparation and is taught by a specialized faculty of working artists. The program includes visits to major museums and gallery districts, engaging students with the vast cultural resources of New York City. Guest artists in residence will offer a close-up view of a professional practice in action. The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive culminates with a student exhibition, a publication of art and writings, and a public animation screening with a reception in Cooper’s Great Hall.

 “The program is ideal for curious and insatiable visual thinkers, ready to exhaust all opportunities in the classroom. We offer a pre-college education and experience that provides genuine support, high expectation, and outstanding results for students who want to be a part of Cooper Union excellence.” Said Stephanie Hightower, Director of the Summer Art Intensive.


The Cooper Union also offers four artist residencies within the Summer Art Intensive program. The fellowships are given to outstanding visual artists who will spend the of month of July on-campus developing a new project in the painting and drawing studios. The residency provides spacious, sky-lit professional spaces, and an exhibition honoring the residents’ work. This year’s residents will be announced during the February 10th event.

Applications for the 2015 Summer Art Intensive program will be available online on February 10th.

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About The Cooper Union:

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859, is among the nation’s oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning. The organization, the legacy of Peter Cooper, occupies a special place in the cultural fabric of American life. Founded by industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Peter Cooper, Cooper Union houses schools of art, architecture and engineering, as well as a world-class faculty of humanities and social sciences. For more information visit

About Capicu Culture

We are a grassroots house of poetry and performing arts in New York City, formed in Brooklyn. Founded in March 2007. Capicu has made it’s presence known in NY by featuring both veteran as well as up and coming performers of spoken word/ slam poetry, prominent visual artists, up and coming entrepreneurs, comedians and select musical guests.

We’re a partnership between the cutting edge event coordinator PaPoSwiggity and established online entity‘s founder UrbanJibaro), also supported by some of NYC’s most powerful artists & musicians including some of the elders from Nuyorican Poets movement.

About ArtCultureNYC

Art Culture NYC is a collective of prolific Latino artists dedicated to enhancing and promoting the Artistic aesthetic both locally and internationally

The artists of Art Culture NYC encompass a wide range of talents spanning the artistic spectrum. Lyrical, musical and poetic skills intertwine with visual arts skills for a truly unique experience which imbues all the senses. Through a series of art events, performances and community-based projects, Art Culture NYC aims to redefine the status quo in an effort to unite the diverse Latino cultures.

Capicu Culture – ArtCultureNYC Build With Local Art Students