Magic Box brought the extraordinary into my classroom. 
With every residency, I learn new techniques to bring to my students.

—Elisa De Gregorio, visual arts teacher, NYC high school

By opening up the processes of the digital world, children can grasp the possibilities engendered by creative thinking and digital doing.

independent evaluation, digital natives project
early childhood discovery
and design magnet school

"a travers mes yeux/through my eyes" has demonstrated the power of digital photography as a vehicle for major learning.

independent evaluation
"a travers mes yeux/thrugh my eyes" project

School, Community, and Cultural Center Partners 







The Brooklyn International H.S.
49 Flatbush Ave. Ext.
Brooklyn, NY 11201





PS 84
32 West 92 St.
NY, NY 10025

The Manhattan International H.S.
317 East 67 St.
NY, NY 10065

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
120 West 46 St.
NY, NY 10036

Chelsea High School
131 Ave. of the Americas
NY, NY 10013




PS 122
21-21 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY 11105

IS 237
46-21 Colden St.
Flushing, NY 11355

JHS 194
154-60 17 Ave.
Queens, NY 11357

PS 130
200-01 42 Ave.
Queens, NY 11361

Scholars’ Academy
320 Beach 104 St.
Rockaway Park, NY 11694


Staten Island


Susan E. Wagner High School
1200 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314




Cultural Partners



Making a Difference



Magic Box student Titiana Miller (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School) received a Gold Key from the prestigious 2015  Scholastic Art regional competition.


Rockaways 6th grade filmmakers were interviewed on WNYC at the premiere of their video about the impact of Hurricane Sandy in their neighborhood.



Magic Box Executive Director Nelle Stokes is one of the original contributors to the NYC Department of Education's Blueprint for the Moving Image.



Your instructors have strengthened the skills and confidence of our students and teachers in utilizing technology to express themselves and explore the world. They are professional and compassionate about their mission and the students.

—Randy Seabrook, (Ret.) Principal, PS/IS 111, Queens



I learned how to see the artistic side of things that I see every day. 

—high school student

For the first time I felt like a true photographer! 

—high school student


I gained the feeling of empowerment to move forward in 21st century teaching/learning.

—middle school teacher

I was able to take what I learned and use it immediately.

—middle school teacher 



It is crystal clear to me how well the technique works for this kind of arts education project.

—Jane Remer, independent research and evaluator, 
on a partnership between
Magic Box, New York City Center, and PS 84 (4th grade)