High School to Art School

Queens Council on the Arts

Queens, NY 11103


May 27, 2020


Mar 03, 2020

The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a FREE visual arts portfolio development program that provides qualified high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the art skills training, mentorship, essay writing techniques, college application assistance and financial aid planning necessary to gain acceptance into competitive art colleges.

HS2AS offers Spring, Fall, and Summer Sessions every year. Students can attend one session or multiple sessions. Sessions are designed so juniors can start in the Spring, and continue into the Summer and/or Fall Sessions.


Overview: The Summer “Intensive” Session is a great opportunity for students to dive into a month and half of art-making in an immersive setting that enables students to explore observational drawing in graphite, charcoal, and ink, as well as a variety of other media including painting, collage-making, and printmaking.

Free program: If admitted, all students attend the program on a full scholarship. Art supplies, metrocards, field trip admission fees, and snacks are all provided.


Eligibility: All rising high school juniors and seniors living in the Greater New York City Area area eligible for HS2AS. Please note that rising seniors (e.g. students who will be going into their senior year this summer) will be given preference. Students do not need to live in Queens! Any student within a commuting distance to our classroom space in Long Island City is encouraged to apply.