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Virtual Worlds

Teens Code!

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

  • Study the math behind the “sacred geometry” of mandalas
  • Meet like-minded teens who are passionate about art and its power to shape society
  • Learn to code with professional graphics programs


No previous coding experience necessary!

Virtual Worlds is an interactive, hands-on program that teaches teens art making and coding skills while drawing connections to math and art history.


How To Apply – We are no longer accepting applications

Students in grades 9″“12 from NYC Title 1 Schools* are invited to apply to one of the Rubin’s nine-session, summer art-and-coding labs. Maximum capacity of fifteen students per lab.


July Lab (7/10″“7/28)

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

August Lab (7/31″“8/18)

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

Questions? Contact Olivia Buscarino, Assistant Manager of School and Family Programs, by email (


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


About the Instructor

Sofy Yuditskaya is a media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged materials. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Yuditskaya’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies. She works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture.

​Free for NYC high school students