PTA Funded ART Program


ESS Community Projects @ Eckford Street Studio provides art for our PreK and K classes. The program pairs a professional Teaching Artist with classroom teachers to infuse and enhance the classroom curriculum with art making. During these partnerships, students and teachers learn about historical and contemporary art and artists, explore new materials and processes, and practice analyzing and discussing artwork. Units are co-planned by PS34 and ESScp staff to engage and respond to students' interests while deepening their understanding of school subjects. Residencies culminate in an in-school art exhibition for parents and the school community to enjoy.

Eckford Street Studio was founded in 2013 by artist, educator, and PS34 parent Kristin Melkin, and received 501(c)(3) status in 2018 as ESS Community Projects. ESScp provides art experiences and instruction for all ages, from 6 months to adults, with the mission of bringing high quality art education to all members of our North Brooklyn community regardless of income or experience.