The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is excited to forge a new partnership with the Boston community through a special class offered to Boston Public School high school students. 20-30 students will enroll in City Studio, which SMFA has adapted from a long-standing (over 40 years!) program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As a working art school, SMFA is able to create a uniquely challenging academic environment, exposing high school students to new and innovative ways of creating art—encouraging them to rethink, reflect, and re-contextualize how they think about art through their interactions with artists, instructors, institutions, galleries and materials.
Marlon Forrester, a current art teacher at BPS and an SMFA alum, returns to SMFA as lead teacher. SMFA Master of Fine Arts and Senior Thesis students will act as mentors to the BPS students, opening up their studios and sharing their resources, ideas, philosophies and experiences. A mid-semester exhibition will allow students to receive feedback on their works in progress, working towards the final exhibition at the end of the program in June. We’ll be posting more as the program begins, so stay tuned.