Installation view, Imaginary Landscapes at Walker Art Center
Isamu Noguchi, Set elements for George Balanchine’s Orpheus, 1948. Noguchi’s Imaginary Landscapes, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, April 23–June 18, 1978. ©INFGM / ARS

Making Your Mark

Making Your Mark [MYM] is a free summer art-making program for rising junior and senior New York City public high school students. This summer participants focused on the role of storytelling in art. Using Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures and models for the stage as sources of inspiration, participants considered how storytelling elements such as theme, plot and character are woven together, and explore a range of sculptural materials in teh studio.

Participants meet at The Noguchi Museum, and are expected to attend all fifteen sessions. All art materials are provided. Participants receive a $300 stipend for participation, and all students have the option to receive a MetroCard.

For more information about this program, contact Applications for the next cohort will be posted in Spring 2023.

Making Your Mark teen art-making workshop
Making Your Mark 2021. Photo: Katherine Abbott


Major support for Making Your Mark is provided by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and by the Windgate Foundation, with generous support from an anonymous donor. The program is also supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.