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Art for Two - Butterflies, Bees, & Ladybugs

Collaborate and explore the art of insects in this interactive learning experience!

Creative Writing: Pandemic Fiction

In four weeks, two meetings per week, we will write a short story (or possibly stories).

Sea Monsters & Magical Ocean Creatures

Create your own unique artworks as you draw inspiration from ancient mythology, as well as monsters from popular culture.

Queer Collage
Queer Collage (Ages 15+)

Build your ceramic pieces with coils, slab construction using stencils, and clay pinching methods. A

Hand Building Ceramics
Hand Building Ceramics (Ages 12 - 18)

Learn clay hand-building techniques to create functional and nonfunctional ceramic art.

Beginning Crochet
Beginning Crochet (Ages 18+)

This project based class focuses on mastering the main stitches of crochet. Learn to read a pattern and understand the language used in patterns.

How To Trace Memory - Drawing, Collage, Artist Book Making

This is a drawing, collage and artist book making course. This course will be formed by a series of drawing, journaling and bookbinding activities.

Hand Building Ceramics

Learn to understand the basics of stop-motion animation through a series of exercises focused on greater awareness of color, time, and movement.

Wake-up, Breathe In: An Introduction to Meditative Awareness

Discover, develop, and enjoy exercises created to help us obtain a deeper sense of relaxation, concentration and well-being.

Art & Math: Fun with Geometry!

Create your own unique art projects as you also learn about geometry!

Zine Making, Printmaking, & DIY Projects

Get an introduction to zine-making and its history in this workshop. In this class, we will explore DIY art-making that can be inserted in your zines, and learn how to use what you got to create them.

Bring Stories to Life! Drama Exercises & Storytelling

Learn how images and words inside of a book can be brought to life with our very own interactive group storytelling and acting!

Armory Arts @ Home

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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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