Making Your Mark 2022

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: Art-Making Program for Teens
July 11–29, 2022
Mondays–Fridays, 11 am–4 pm

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 will focus on the role of storytelling in art. Using Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures and models for the stage as sources of inspiration, participants will consider how storytelling elements such as theme, plot and character are woven together. Explore a range of sculptural materials and techniques in a supportive studio setting.

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

Apply by Monday, May 23, 2022. Telephone interviews will be conducted for a select number of students, and acceptance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1. For more information, contact

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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.