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Virtual Worlds

Teens Code!

Monday, July 8, 2019
2:00 PM–5:00 PM

This summer create art with a visual programming language while exploring Himalayan art and culture at the Rubin Museum, located in the heart of Chelsea.

At this interactive, hands-on program, you will study the math behind the “sacred geometry” of mandalas while learning to code with a professional graphics program. You’ll also meet like-minded teens who are passionate about art and its power to shape society.

No previous coding experience necessary!

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Students in grades 9″“12 from NYC Title 1 Schools* are invited to apply to one of the Rubin’s 9-session summer art-and-coding labs.

July Lab (July 8″“July 26)

Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 2:00″“5:00 p.m.

August Lab (July 29″“August 16)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2:00″“5:00 p.m.

Maximum capacity of fifteen students per lab.


Questions? Contact Becky Houran, Assistant Manager of School and Family Programs, by email at

*While all students are welcome to apply, preference will be given to teens enrolled in Department of Education Title 1 Schools

This program is made possible The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

Additional support for K-12 Programs has been provided by Agnes Gund and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Student Artwork Credits
Jaqueline Moshkovich (tea pot), Jason Eng (red and yellow), and Michelle Huang (squares)