Park Avenue Armory invites parents and children to participate in interactive art-making workshops in our historic rooms. Drawing upon the Armory’s castle-like setting and unique programmatic offerings, these programs are offered monthly during the school year and designed to spark the imagination of children of all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance for all children and adults that are attending.


PREVIOUSLY THIS SEASON

Legendary: How Greek and Roman Myth Inspired Armory Designers
Saturday, February 27 at 10:00am
Suggested Age: Families with children ages 6-12

Perseus and Medusa, Androcles and the Lion, Hermes, Orpheus, and a host of other ancient heroes and stories influenced the interior design of the beautiful and historic company rooms at Park Avenue Armory. We’ll connect these stories to our own through storytelling, movement, and media while tracing the mythological roots of some of the popular images we see around us every day.



Hunting Through History: An Interactive iBook Adventure
Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am
Suggested Age: Families with children ages 8-12

Experience Park Avenue Armory in an entirely new way as we mark the release of our new interactive iBook with a workshop that explores the intricate artistry, famous artisans, and rich history of our beautiful building. Participants will get a closer look at the exquisitely designed nooks and crannies of the Board of Officers Room, earn a rank in a Seventh Regiment company and march in formation, and design a large-scale installation for the massive Drill Hall.



Preservation 101: Introduction to Restoration
Saturday, April 2 at 10:00am
Suggested Age: Families with children ages 6-12

Armory craftspeople spent more than a year restoring the historic Board of Officers Room, but what kind of work actually goes into bringing the Armory back to its 19th century glory? Get out your cotton swabs as we explore the art and craft of historic preservation.



Through Colored Glasses: Louis Comfort Tiffany in the Veterans Room
Saturday, May 14 at 10:00am
Suggested Age: Families with children ages 6-12

One of the most striking features of the newly restored Veterans Room is the glasswork by renowned artisan Louis Comfort Tiffany. Follow in his footsteps and work with your family to create your own stained “glass” window designs (from safe, shatterproof materials) to take with you.



Absurdity Abounds: Martin Creed Family Workshop
Saturday, June 11 at 10:00am
Suggested Age: Families with children ages 6-12

Explore the art of Martin Creed as he transforms Park Avenue Armory, and create your own art projects inspired by the playful spectacle.



Photos from top: Uppark © National Trust / Andrew Fetherston, RHM, Kirsten Reoch, Farmenella, Martin Creed.