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  • Virtual Worlds

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.