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Public Events – Join Our Workshops!

ArchForKids leads public programs in libraries, museums and community organizations in the NYC metro area. Virtual programs are available to a worldwide audience. All library programs are FREE.

If you would like to bring ArchForKids to your community – live or virtual format – please contact us at info@archforkids.com or +1 (914) 200-3646

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May

Dragon Dens & Fairy Cottages

Design a home for a fantasy character of your choice. Free! Recommended for ages 5 and up

Materials needed:

  • Cardboard base (cut from a mailing carton)
  • Construction paper
  • Cardboard scraps from recycled boxes to make benches, trees, walls etc
  • Scissors, tape & glue and/or glue stick
  • Use whatever you have at home to decorate your model: bottle caps, buttons, twigs & rocks collected outside, toothpicks, egg cartons, wine corks, small boxes for cottages or castles, cardboard tubes, etc.
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4:00 pm

Virtual Workshop on the Zoom Platform

5

May

Egyptian Pyramids

Free Virtual Workshop with Dyker Branch of Brooklyn Public Library

Egyptian pyramids are among the most impressive structures built in ancient times. They served as monumental stone tombs for the Pharaohs that ruled the Egyptian people. The Pharaohs were buried with their belongings and the tomb walls were painted with scenes from their lives. The Great Pyramid is the largest and most famous of all the pyramids, built more than 4,000 years ago! Learn more about these amazing structures as you build a model pyramid!

Materials needed:

  • At least 3 recycled boxes of diminishing sizes OR one square box
  • Scissors
  • Tape & Glue
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Optional: art supplies to embellish your pyramid – stickers, buttons, beads etc.
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3:00 pm

Virtual Workshop on the Zoom Platform

7

May

Make an Enchanted Forest

sponsored by the Pacific branch of Brooklyn Library

Be a landscape designer for an imaginary land. Design a wooded area for unicorns, witches, elves and other magical creatures. We will show some examples to get your imagination fired up. Then build your model along with the founder of ArchForKids, Janny Gedeon. A great family activity for all ages!

Materials needed: cardboard base – can be cut from a mailing carton, tape, glue stick or Elmer’s glue, scissors, construction paper, small recycled boxes (to make castles, cottages, etc.), cardboard scraps to construct 3D elements. Use supplies you have at home to embellish your model, from tin foil to buttons to cut-up egg cartons!

The workshop will will premiere on 5/7 at 3:30pm on Pacific Library’s Facebook page. It will  remain there for 48 hours, then will be taken down. 

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Pre-recorded

Virtual Recorded Workshop

Pre-Recorded

Virtual Workshop

Make a Cabin In the Woods

sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library

Build your own Tiny House in the forest. It could be a playhouse, a vacation home or a year-round residence. Gather some simple supplies and build along with ArchForKids. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Materials needed:

  • Small recycled box for the cabin – or paper rolled into small tubes to make logs
  • Cardboard base for the yard/forest (can be cut from a larger box)
  • Scissors
  • Glue – glue stick and/or Elmer’s
  • Tape
  • Construction Paper
  • Make trees out of pipe cleaners, cardboard or twigs you collect outside
  • Use art supplies you have at home to embellish your cabin!
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Pre-recorded

Virtual Workshop available on the BPL Facebook Page

Pre-Recorded

Virtual Workshop

Storybook Castles

sponsored by New York Public Library

Magnificent castles appear in many fairy tales. They are defensive structures designed to keep invaders out and its residents safe. After learning about the evolution and architecture of these fascinating structures, build your own model castle! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Materials needed: a box for the castle – a shoebox or small mailing box work well, a smaller box for the castle keep, cardboard base larger than the castle box, tape – scotch or masking, glue stick or Elmer’s glue, scissors, construction paper, paper towel tubes (or paper rolled into a tall tube). Optional supplies to embellish your model: tin foil, pipe cleaners, buttons, egg cartons, tissue paper, markers, crayons, wrapping paper to cover boxes, Popsicle sticks, toothpicks etc.

To access the session, go to www.nypl.org/summerreading/watch

 
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Pre-recorded

Virtual Recorded Workshop

Pre-Recorded

Virtual Workshop

Make an Enchanted Forest

sponsored by New York Public Library

Be a landscape designer for an imaginary land. Design a wooded area for unicorns, witches, elves and other magical creatures. We will show some examples to get your imagination fired up. Then build your model along with the founder of ArchForKids, Janny Gedeon. A great family activity for all ages!

Materials needed: cardboard base – can be cut from a mailing carton, tape, glue stick or Elmer’s glue, scissors, construction paper, small recycled boxes (to make castles, cottages, etc.), twigs collected outside, cardboard scraps to construct 3D elements. Use supplies you have at home to embellish your model: tin foil, buttons, cut-up egg cartons, Play dough, tissue paper, markers, wrapping paper to cover boxes, Popsicle sticks & toothpicks, Cardboard tubes, pebbles & pine cones and more!

To access the session, go to www.nypl.org/summerreading/watch

 
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Pre-recorded

Virtual Recorded Workshop

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On Demand Programs & Mentoring

Pick your own time and date!

ArchForKids also offers mentoring and on-demand workshops. Book a program on a topic of your choice. More info on these options here.

 

Virtual Sessions & In-Person in NYC & Hudson Valley Area Available