Doing Art Together, Inc. (DAT), a nonprofit arts education organization, has provided award-winning, hands-on, arts-based curricula to more than 100,000 children in New York City’s public schools and alternative education sites since its founding in 1982. Our teachers, all practicing artists, lead workshops throughout the five boroughs for children and youth who range in age from two to twenty-two years. With our partner schools, we organize student exhibitions, conduct teacher training programs and schedule workshops in which parents participate with their children.
An outgrowth of the acclaimed parent/child workshops offered to family members at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Doing Art Together targets a different population: children from schools and communities where few families ever set foot in a museum. From the start, the intention of our founders, Muriel Silberstein-Storfer and Electra Askitopoulos-Friedman, was to provide the same educational advantage to these young people through workshops based on the teaching methods and educational philosophy developed by leading 20th century art educators at the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The mission of Doing Art Together (DAT) is to awaken and enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural development of under-resourced New York City youth, inspiring them to pursue their learning. We accomplish this by engaging youth in the visual arts, enlisting the participation of their families and building enduring partnerships with their educational community.
We are a non-profit arts education organization that provides hands-on programs to under-served audiences. DAT’s programs build skills that enhance the ability to learn and are easily transferred from the classroom to life.
Doing Art Together, Inc. (DAT), a nonprofit arts education organization, has provided award-winning, hands-on, arts-based curricula to more than 100,000 children in New York City’s public schools and alternative education sites since its…