Christie’s is thrilled to host First Impressions: Prints by the Children of New York City, a showcase of 40 artworks by elementary and middle school students exploring art and craft of printmaking. The exhibition celebrates extraordinary artistic achievements of students participating in Studio in a School NYC’s visual art education programs with a focus on printmaking. These pieces exemplify the efforts of young artists to use print techniques to observe, imagine, and interpret the people, places, and things that make up their lives.

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360-view | First Impressions: Prints by the Children of New York City

Set within a three-dimensional, virtual gallery space, First Impressions is a testament to Studio in a School NYC's ongoing dedication to inspiring generations of young artists to delve into this uniquely expressive medium.


  • Ariannalee B. (2nd Grade)

    School: P.S. 297, Brooklyn

    Studio Artist Instructor: Stephen Tunney

  • Mohamad A. (1st Grade)

    School: P.S. 199, Brooklyn

    Studio Artist Instructor: Lia Zuvilivia

  • Group Project (2nd Grade)

    School: P.S. 123, Brooklyn

    Studio Artist Instructor: Erin Deneuville

  • Zora C. (3rd Grade)

    School: P.S. 38, Brooklyn

    Studio Artist Instructor: Oscar Rodriguez

  • Ajani G. (4th Grade)

    School: P.S. 87, Bronx

    Studio Artist Instructor: Kathy Creutzberg

  • Emma S. (4th Grade)

    School: P.S. 118, Brooklyn

    Studio Artist Instructor: Traci Talasco

  • Group Project (4th Grade)

    School: P.S. 148, Queens

    Studio Artist Instructor: Erin Dunn

Limited edition prints benefiting Studio in a School

Studio in a School proudly collaborates with contemporary artists to produce limited edition prints, the proceeds of which, support visual arts programming for thousands of New York City students, fostering creative achievement in every grade and every borough.

Studio is offering the following prints presented below:

Available for purchase

  • Vik Muniz

    Avian Dance, 2013
    Digital C Print, 26⅔ x 20 in
    Edition of 30


  • Jennifer Bartlett

    Two Boulders, 2011
    Silkscreen, 22 x 36 in
    Edition of 100

  • Clifford Ross

    Ink, Paper, and Chance, 31⅜ x 26 in
    Edition of 30 (Edition Variée: Colors vary in each print)

  • Joel Shapiro

    For Studio, 2014
    Woodcut, 20 x 17 in
    Edition of 34

A note from one of our instructors

“The tools, materials, and processes for printmaking are deeply engaging for my students. They delight in the physical sensation of using rollers and inks to cover their printing plates  and in seeing their creations transform into a print.”

— Cathy Ramey, Artist Instructor
Studio in a School NYC

Studio in a School Programs

Studio’s founding commitment to restore visual arts instruction by engaging professional artists to teach in public schools remains unchanged with programs realised through two divisions:

Studio NYC provides standards-based, sequential visual arts instruction taught by professional artists to 30,000+ students from Pre-K through 12th grade each year, in-school and after-school, in partnership with nearly 200 schools and educational sites in all five boroughs of New York City. Working in economically distressed communities, and with holistic programming that engages students, teachers, administrators and family members, Studio NYC embeds the visual arts into a school’s curricula, culture and community.

Studio Institute provides professional learning programs for educational systems, the dissemination of arts education research and opportunities for high school and college students of limited means to experience advanced studies in the visual arts, to prepare for higher education and to be introduced to careers in the arts and cultural sector. With a mandate to disseminate Studio’s model, the Institute offers programs in Boston, Cleveland, Memphis, Newark, Philadelphia and Providence, as well as in New York City.

In recent months, Studio has built its capacity to reach and engage students in new ways: contributing curricula to schools’ distance learning platforms, providing take-home art kits and lessons via Zoom to high school artists, launching the family-friendly Studio in Your Home on its website and more.

With your support during this challenging time, Studio in a School will continue to nurture each young person’s imagination, self-expression and confidence, no matter where they live or attend school. Please visit the Support page to learn more about how you can contribute to Studio and to the thousands of young people served each year.

Justin D. (Pre-Kindergarten), Richmond Pre-K Center, Staten Island, Collage, 12 x 10 in. Studio Artist Instructor: Sara Wolfe

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