On Sunday, March 24th, Oogie Art had celebrating its 20th Anniversary since its founding in NYC. The event held at Chi K11 Art Museum on Huaihai Road included an exhibition of curated student work, seminar, portfolio review, and a reception.
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.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
• 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
Oogie Art students are welcome to attend an information session with Marc Greenberg of Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness (PNEH), on September 22nd at 6PM. PNEH is a volunteer-run organization founded in 2004 to help promote awareness of homelessness and best practices to address it throughout the Presbyterian Church Nationally.
This past summer Oogie Art students and teachers traveled to Venice, Italy to attend the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Students were tasked with learning and presenting on art history movements to give context to the biennale.
This past summer Oogie Art students and teachers traveled to Berlin, Germany to work with Pass the Crayon, a volunteer organization in Berlin, Germany that focuses on providing a space for creativity and exploration at various shelters for refugees. Oogie Art students and teachers paired up with children to personalize bags and t-shirts for the children to take home.
This year we will be traveling to Berlin to volunteer with refugee kids and teach them art workshops as well as attend the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Interested students can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We broke our record again! This year, our students received a total of 219 awards!! We'd like to extend an astounding round of applause to our students, their families, and all the hard work the Art and Writing juries put into this year's awards. Congratulations everyone 🎉🎉
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.
Congratulation to another one of our students, Kathy Lin (The Winsor School '18) for getting accepted with Early Acceptance to Massachusetts Institute of Technology! We're so happy for all of our students who have received early action and early decision acceptances.
YoungArts Honorable Awards: Linna Yao
Congratulations to Linna Yao (12th Grade, Scarsdale High School, NY) as well for receiving a Honorable Award from YoungArts 2018!
We are so proud of our students.
Congratulations to Oogie Art student, Maya Dixon (12th Grade, Fieldston Upper School, Bronx), for being selected as a 2018 YoungArts Finalist!
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
Katherine Chi graduated from CalArts with a BFA studying animation. She is skilled in storyboarding, character design and 2D animation. Currently she works at Pixar Animation Studios in San Francisco.
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.
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.