NYSCA Grant for MAT Art Education

January 19, 2011

This February, MAT Art Education Department Chair Rose Viggiano is overseeing a new after-school class for students at the High School of Art and Design (HSAD) in Manhattan. The program is the result of a $20,769 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and will offer three college-level courses to students in grades 9 – 12: silk-screening (taught by artist Joy Nagy) and graphic design (taught by alumnus Andrew Bencsko [MAT 2004 Art Education]) at HSAD; and figure drawing, which will be taught by Viggiano at the College.

“These kids are all artists and all want to go to colleges of art,” says Viggiano. “This is a way to help them make sure their portfolios are strong.” The one-year grant is the result of a proposal created by the department and submitted to NYSCA through the Visual Arts Foundation.

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