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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

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.

July Lab (7/09″“7/27)

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

August Lab (7/30″“8/17)

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

Maximum capacity of fifteen students per lab.

Submit your application online:

Questions? Contact Olivia Buscarino, 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

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.

This program is made possible by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Additional support for K”“12 Programs has been provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.