Orphanage in Vietnam


Our student leaders will be flying to Vietnam to open a ground launching art program, to paint large murals with children in their orphanage house at Te Phan Orphanage and to inspire hope & creativity this year.

Te Phan Orphanage houses about 78 children, ages 2 to 18 and we are going to help as many of them as possible.

• To paint large murals together within the orphanage
• To teach art to children
• To start a scholarship to let your buddy attend school

Date: August 18 - 24
Location: Te Phan Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Art Portfolio National Awarded $10,000 Scholarship from Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to our senior high school student Maya Dixon (12th Grade, Fieldston Upper School '18, Bronx)! Maya has been with us since middle school, and we're so proud to be sending her off with such high accolades! 

Maya was chosen as a Visual Arts YoungArts finalist, received a Gold Medal Art Portfolio from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards AND  received TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIP for her conceptually strong portfolio. 

Maya will be attending Cooper Union in the fall, where we know she will go on to achieve even greater, more awesome feats. 

Check out Maya's interview with News 12 Bronx

At Oogie Art we focus on promoting students' individual voices and help them craft their experiences, concepts, and visions into expressive artwork and portfolios. Maya's achievements are a testimony to #blackexcellence that we aim to keep encouraging.

Leading & Learning II Show Opening

Oogie Art is proud to present a group show of students' work from a recent trip to Uganda, Africa, in which students volunteered to create their own lesson plans and teach workshops on art and education. After returning from this leadership trip, students were tasked with creating an artwork in response to their trip. 

Oogie Art is proud to announce that 100% of the proceeds from this exhibition will go towards Uganda refugee children. 

Uganda Leadership Program 2017

Solar Roof Panels Oogie Art Uganda Kasangula Talent School

Oogie Art took another trip to Uganda this summer to help build solar panels for the Kasangula Talent School located in the Mityana district. Students taught a total of 8 art classes, engaging in creativity and leadership roles with the local students. Oogie Art also donated many books to help build the library which would be a great resource for students. The visit is yet another step in helping to upgrade the school and improve upon education of children. 

Date & Time

August 15, 2017 ~ August 24, 2017

Student Spotlight: Joanna Yoon


Joanna Yoon is a passionate Visual Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the cosmetics and media industry. Joanna graduated from SVA as a graphic design major, and currently works for NBC Universal as a graphic designer. She has held internships at companies like Fresh cosmetics and Digital Media Rights

Student Spotlight: Steve Seong


Steve Seong graduated with a double major in radio/tv/film and psychology with a minor in the business institutions program at Northwestern University. Previously he was the International Programming & Acquisitions Intern at Nickelodeon. He is currently a Marketing Coordinator in Digital Products and Platforms at Discovery Communications.