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Field Trips for K-12 and Corporations

A Unique Hands-on Art Experience for K-12 Students 

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

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

Every Student Makes an Art Projects

• Explore contemporary art
• Experience the fun and creative process
• Excite imaginations
• Encourage problem-solving
• Work with professional artists & award-winning educators
• Hands-on, Common Core-based experiences for K-12


Corporate Field Trips

Creative Team Building Art Experiences

“The field trip was awesome and everyone loved it! Your teachers were incredible. The gallery tour and the print making lesson was fantastic. Everybody left feeling super inspired.” - Sean Anderson, Patagonia, Inc.

Remember school field trips? The best day ever, right? What about your last corporate team building seminar? If high-priced consultants armed with PowerPoints and trust-fall exercises put your staff to sleep, wake them up with a creative, inspired, and shared experience. It’s time to take the team on field trips. 

First, our highly-trained Armory Teaching Artists tour your people through our current exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary art in our historic main gallery. Then, segue over to our spacious studio, where the same Teaching Artists lead your team through a hands-on art-making lesson with lots of room for personal expression. 

3-hour packages start at $1,000 for up to 15 participants (all materials included). 

Sponsor a School

For an additional $500, your company can sponsor an Armory Field Trip for a needy or neighborhood school of your choice (up to 40 children). Giving back is good for staff morale and it’s good for business — consumers like to see companies supporting their community. 

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



Spring 2019 Exhibition

Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment

Exhibition Dates: January 27 through May 12, 2019

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Image: Honeysuckle, courtesy of Sara Kathryn Arledge Memorial Trust.

Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911-1998) was a prolific painter and an under-recognized innovator of experimental film. Working mostly with watercolor, her abstract, almost psychedelic paintings featured vivid colors and organic shapes that emphasized the eeriness found in mundane things. As a filmmaker, she created exciting, new visual experiences. She is considered a pioneer of ciné-dance (dance made uniquely for film), noted for surreal visuals and low-tech, ingenious use of costumes, masks, and movement.



Armory Center for the Arts gratefully recognizes the California Arts Council’s support for its field trip program: 

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