Your favorite Armory Teaching Artists are back for the summer on Zoom. Classes for children, teens, adults, and families start June 13.
Join us for a performance by Tanya Aguiñiga, live on the Armory’s Instagram on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:00 PM PDT.
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,” a relatable theme especially in light of the safer at home orders the entire planet is experiencing during this pandemic.
Armory Teaching Artist Jocelyn Casas makes paintings, sculptures, installations, murals, and wearables. We asked Jocelyn to share her 5 favorite sculptors with us. Here's her list, with 3 notable "honorable mentions."
Make your own artwork using coffee! Adapted from Nick Neddo’s book The Organic Artist, this Coffee Ink Art activity comes to you from Armory Teaching Artist Michelle Ohm.
Small classes taught by your favorite Armory Teaching Artists are back and on Zoom! Available classes start May 19.
"Miss Grace" has taught children's drama classes at the Armory for more than 20 years. We asked her to share her favorite live theater experiences with us. Ranging from apartheid-era ensembles to Butoh masters from Japan, we hope Grace's list will take your breath away, too.
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 video, Denise will guide you step by step to create your own, hand-sew, cotton fabric face mask.
We asked Armory ceramics instructor Elonda Norris to share some of her favorite ceramic artists with us.
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.
From late '60s innovators to contemporary artists who walk the line between graffiti and fine art, this is a super informative survey of how an underground movement found its way into the museums.
Invent a character based on this single word: HOPE. Your character will personify HOPE. Your character is HOPE. Once you create your character, take several selfies until you capture an image that truly personifies your character's spirit.
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 things, like mirrors, family photos, diplomas, and 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 hunt. We thought that was a great idea.
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 and I just made comics."
In 10 minutes, draw as many popular cartoon characters as possible...from memory! Forget about details. Be quick & loose.
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 “store,” and create a sculpture on a base.
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 the Armory once classes were canceled due to shelter in place recommendations.
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 embroidery floss to calculate perimeter.
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 things is it doing while sheltering in place with its family?