During the summer of 2013, thirty students from DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High School) attended a three week summer pre-college program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
The "Young Designers Scholarship Fund" is an exciting, and innovative art education program funded by the de la Cruz Collection and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
This pre-college program allows students to attend classes at the School of Visual Arts and explore all aspects of cultural offerings in New York City, including museum visits, Broadway shows, movie nights, sports activities and city tours.
The participants are nominated by their teachers based on academic and artistic potential. At the end of this pre-college experience each student receives college credits, valuable faculty connections, and added important material for their portfolio.
For the past three years, "The Young Designers Scholarship Program" has provided the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience history, techs and different approaches to the creation and presentation of contemporary art.
This program was made possible with generous contributions made by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz (de la Cruz Collection) in partnership with The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Additional support received from Braman Family Foundation, Inc., Calvin Klein, Inc., Key Biscayne Women's Giving Circle, AccessCircles, Alexandre Pierre Venot & The Taylor and Melissa White Family Fund.
Thank you video produced by DASH students: