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Needle Felting 1-day Workshop

Get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving and fall harvest by making your own felted wool pumpkin!

Watercolor Illustration: Animals In Nature

Paint many different animals and their habitats as you learn all about the art of watercolor painting!

Observational Drawing: Still Life & Figures

We will work with both still life drawing and figure drawing as we learn different techniques for rendering and shading such as contour drawing, gesture drawing, cross-hatching, and stippling.

Queer Collage
Queer Collage (Ages 15+)

What is collage? What is queer collage? We will take a historical look at how “queerness” has been interpreted by artists using collage.

Creative Writing: Pandemic Fiction

We will write a short story, (or possibly stories). Each class will open with a discussion and move into writing prompts and exercises.

Linoleum Carving for Lettepress

Work on your carving skills and techniques to optimize your letterpress projects. Students will work on projects of their choosing and will carve along with instructor and fellow students.

The Art of Maps - Artful Cartography

Create maps of where we live and of imaginary lands. We will also create artworks using maps as the creative inspiration.

Armory Arts @ Home

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Pasajes/Passages: Lecturas sobre migración, trauma y sanación/ Readings on migration, trauma, and healing
Saturday, September 12, 2020/Sábado, 12 de septiembre
1:00 PM

The Armory invites you to joi...Read more.

Join us on Thursday, August 27 at 5:00 PM PT (7 PM CDMX) for a virtual  release of the bilingual publication Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico / Más abajo que el undergrou...Read more.

Learn about power, democracy, art, and the history of youth activism in this free, online class for young adults age 14 to 21. Presented in partnership with California Calls, the goal of this 8-sessio...Read more.

How to Make an Origami Owl July 21, 2020
12:26 PM

All you need is scissors, markers, paper! In 12 easy steps, you'll be able to make your own parliament of owls (BTW - a group of owls is called a "parliament"). Special thanks to Armory Teaching Ronna...Read more.

Online Art Classes Start July 20 July 02, 2020
2:22 PM

Armory Teaching Artists are back for the summer on Zoom. Online classes for all ages enrolling now in animation, drawing, painting, instrument building, comic books, creative writing, soft sculpture, ...Read more.

Join us on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:00 PM PDT for a virtual walkthrough of the exhibition John Ziqiang Wu: Art Making with the artist and Armory Program Manager Heber Rodriguez.

While Armory galleries ...Read more.

Armory Teaching Artist Austyn de Lugo (he/him/él) is an LA-based artist of Puerto Rican and Virgin Islander descent. Austyn is especially interested in queer and feminist theory, horror films, pattern...Read more.

Online Classes Start June 13 May 29, 2020
4:24 PM

Your favorite Armory Teaching Artists are back for the summer on Zoom. Online classes for ages 3 to adult enrolling now in drawing, painting, drama, comic books, and even ceramics. Use your own art su...Read more.

Tanya Aguiñiga Live on Instagram May 29, 2020
3:32 PM

Join us for a performance by Tanya Aguiñiga, live on the Armory’s Instagram on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00 PM PDT.

A centerpiece of Aguiñiga's Borderlands Within/La Frontera Adentro exhibition at the ...Read more.

HOME: An Armory Coloring Book May 21, 2020
2:08 PM

This coloring book for all ages is a collaborative effort of the Armory's Teaching Artists. We invited our faculty to each create an illustration representing their personal interpretation of “Home,” ...Read more.

Armory Teaching Artist Jocelyn Casas makes paintings, sculptures, installations, murals, and wearables. Jocelyn's work navigates her fluid identity as a first generation Mexican-American, using both h...Read more.

Fun for all ages! Adapted from Nick Neddo’s book The Organic Artist, this Coffee Ink Art activity comes to you from Armory Teaching Artist Michelle Ohm. Tag @ArmoryArts when you share photos and video...Read more.

Quarantine Fiction

Ages 12 to 18 – We will write a short piece, or several, staple them into a single booklet, or print a few copies for a zine. The result will be a slice of this period, something ...Read more.

Armory Teaching Artist Grace Lacques is our resident theatrical expert. Grace began her theater studies in France, studying master Etienne Decroux's corporal mime techniques. She has taught children's...Read more.

How To Make a Fabric Mask May 08, 2020
10:32 AM

Armory Teaching Artist Denise El-Hoss has directed our letterpress studio for more than a decade. A master of the letterpress medium, Denise is also quite handy with a needle and thread. In this short...Read more.

Armory Teaching Artist and ceramics instructor Elonda Norris has shown nationally and throughout Los Angeles. Using household items, furniture, and food, her artwork invites us to question our relatio...Read more.

Perfect for ages 3 to 5! Created by Armory Teaching Artist Ed Leonardi, we have some fun and simple directions on how to make yourself an animal companion including a 3D kitten or 2D puppy.


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Armory Teaching Artist Sergio Hernandez is our resident expert on all things street art — murals, lettering, slap boards, stencils, and more. An accomplished artist and designer, Sergio teaches some o...Read more.

All the world’s a stage and we are all actors. Armory Teaching Artist and drama instructor Grace Lacques challenges you to invent a character based on this single word: HOPE. Your character will perso...Read more.

How To Hang Art April 23, 2020
1:40 PM

This handy how-to guide from the Armory's exhibitions team shows you the essential steps and simple math used by professionals to hang art. You can also use this information to securely hang other thi...Read more.

Armory Teaching Artist Sandra Gallegos asked us to share one of her favorite collages with you that she made in 2017. "I thought it would be nice for children to hunt for things," like a scavenger hun...Read more.

Matt MacFarland: 7 Cartoonists I Love April 15, 2020
4:30 PM

Armory Teaching Artist Matt MacFarland loves drawing and comics. "I went to school for art, but still made cartoons. Then I went to grad school for art. I still made cartoons...then my son was born an...Read more.

In 10 minutes, draw as many popular cartoon characters as possible...from memory! Forget about details. Be quick & loose. It's not about being "good." It's about discovering your unique cartooning sty...Read more.

For 2nd & 3rd Graders: How do artists purchase materials for creating a project? This lesson a goal is for students to work within a given budget, create proposals, purchase materials from a classroom...Read more.

Armory Teaching Artist Kate Lain's Cabin Fever Playlist is a crowd-sourced list of experimental films that are currently free online. Kate started the list on March 13 for her video art students at th...Read more.

For 3rd Graders: How do we use math and art to represent our living spaces? This lesson’s goal is for students to create a floor plan collage, using graph paper to calculate area and sewing with embro...Read more.

Make a creature using ONLY materials you have in your home. Give your creature a name and back-story. Is it real or imaginary? Does it have hobbies or talents? What does it like to eat? What fun thing...Read more.

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