The Art of Self-Discovery

Teaching students to reflect on their own role within our society, through journaling and the exploring of the artistic process, is central to our educational programming. The Art of Self-Discovery offers a variety of units that use art to teach literacy, history, and personal empowerment.

Now in its fifth year in New York City Schools, this ten-week program includes professional development, a visit to the Anne Frank Center, copies of Anne’s diary, blank journals, a curriculum for each grade, eight direct service art classes with a teaching artist and a community celebration. In the past, art projects have included verbal and visual self-portraiture, clay busts, scrapbooks, comic drawing, and accordion book making. View gallery

For more information on the Art of Self-Discovery and other education programs at The Anne Frank Center please contact the Education Department at or by calling 212.431.7993.
The Anne Frank Center USA is a NYC DOE vendor: ANN 022

  • Programs for Families

    Programs for Families

    Join us for family and public programs weeknights and weekends at AFC.
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    Bring Your Class to AFC

    Bring Your Class to AFC

    AFC offers a wide range of programs that allow students in grades 3-12 to explore Anne’s personal story alongside the history of WWII and the Holocaust.
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  • Teacher Workshops

    The Center provides a host of Professional Development courses and opportunities for teachers.
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“"Our chestnut tree is in full bloom. It is covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year."”

Sapling Quote
Anne Frank, May 13, 1944