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Armory Field Trips: A Unique Hands-On Art Experience for K-12


Field Trips Booked for the Month of October get 10% Off!

Armory Teaching Artists lead your students through an exhibition where they engage in small group activities, art exercises, and discussions about the exhibition’s themes. Then, your students will create an art project in our studio related to the exhibition. Working in mediums like clay, painting, sculpture, printmaking, or bookmaking, this standards-based experience encourages students to explore the artistic process.

If you have any questions or would like to book a field trip, please call our Field Trip Coordinator, Tricia Garcia, at (626) 792-5101 x 140 or email [email protected].

  • 2-hours (9:30-11:30am)
  • Offered Tuesdays-Fridays
  • $8 per student

October Exhibitions

Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait
This exhibition chronicles three generations of Inuit artists—Pitseolak Ashoona (1904-1983), her daughter Napachie Pootoogook (1938-2002), and granddaughter Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016). The prints and drawings on view depict nuanced depictions of family and village life in Kinngait, as well as sardonic references to pop culture that have now penetrated everyday life in this remote community in the Canadian Arctic. Kinngait is known internationally for its artwork, and the three women in this exhibition are among the most well regarded artists of this region.

Marta Chaffee: The Places We’ve Lived
Marta Chaffee’s practice draws from California landscapes and the implied freedom of the American west. This exhibition, organized by her daughter Aandrea Stang, showcases paintings and drawings that relate to the artist's numerous road trips—from mundane, local stoplight views, to vistas inspired by the Golden State Freeway or Interstate 395, which she often traveled to visit family in the Eastern Sierras. In her paintings and drawings, Chaffee has mapped locations she often returned to by necessity or choice, organizing both observed and invented views as seen through her windshield.