Design is art people use

Join DesignPrep as we meet professional designers and explore how they use the elements of design to create objects of beauty and desire. Get hands-on design experience in this weeklong, multidisciplinary workshop, creating 2-D and 3-D projects in a collaborative work environment. Explore the museum’s exhibitions, learn from professional designers, and visit working studios and design spaces around New York City.

This FREE 5-session summer workshop will begin on Monday, July 11. Sessions are from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Programs are open to all New York City high school students including rising ninth graders. Students MUST attend all 5 days of programming

Session Dates

Monday, July 11th
Tuesday, July 12th
Wednesday, July 13th
Thursday, July 14th
Friday, July 15th



DesignPrep is a series of FREE teen workshops, studio tours and college visits, which focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design. Learn more HERE.

DesignPrep is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of

Additional support is provided by the Altman Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants program, Deutsche Bank, The New York Community Trust and its Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, the School of Visual Arts, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.