SUPA is a nonprofit launched Fall 2020 by Michel Carluccio to help mitigate critical gaps in the NYC education landscape. A long standing learning inequality has existed in NYC along racial and socioeconomic lines. The pandemic has greatly widened the disparities and in response SUPA aims to bring quality arts instruction to children regardless of families' ability to pay.
A NYS licensed arts educator, Michel received a BA (Bennington College) and MFA (Hunter College) and has taught art to students throughout the NYC public school system since1995. She has also taught extensively with nonprofits including Studio In a School and is an art content contributor for Scholastic Arts magazine.
SUPA is partnered with READ718, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit focused on children's literacy. Our classes are hosted at the READ718 locations in Brooklyn.
Small classes meet for weekly 90 minute sessions. The instruction provides students with a rigorous and engaging art experience. Classes will embed foundational art skills while focusing on cultural themes such as identity.
We create space for expression every child needs to connect with themselves and the wider world.