Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

  • At the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Rodrigo Rangel helps a student with homework after school. (Photos by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)
Queens native Rodrigo Rangel is an award-winning artist who has received recognition for his hand-painted creations in New York and Mexico. When not working on his art, Rangel teaches drawing to middle-school-aged children at the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He works for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation, bringing art instruction to the 12-14 year olds after school.

“I didn’t plan on teaching kids art at first but I have always been great with kids. But when I was in my last semester for my associates degree I applied for different art jobs,” said Rangel. “Once I started working I started to love teaching kids, opening them up to different things that they might not be familiar with.”

Alejandra O’Connell is a member of the 2016 Class of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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