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Public Events – Join us!

 

Find ArchForKids at libraries, museums and community organizations throughout the New York metro area. Programs are recommended for children ages 5 and up, caregivers are welcome. All library programs are FREE.

If you would like to bring ArchForKids to your community – or would like us to lead a virtual program – please contact us at info@archforkids.com or 914.200.3646.

ArchForKids is just beginning to do live programs – generally outside, with small groups of socially distanced children (and other safety protocols). In addition, offer virtual programming – including our own on-demand workshops! 

ArchForKids on Demand – Zoom workshops 

Pick your own time & date!

Book a program on a topic of your choice – Super Hero Homes, skyscrapers, Space Colony, etc. Get inspiration on possible themes here. Interactive, fun format. Gather friends and family near and far, and do a project together! Price varies on program type and length — we will work with your budget. Contact us at info@archforkids.com or 914.200.3646 to schedule a session or series.

One-on-One Mentoring

Pick your own time & date!

Is your child interested in architecture and design? We will design a virtual mentoring program according to her/his interests. Highly interactive and fun over the Zoom platform. $75 for each 60-minute session. Contact us at info@archforkids.com or 914.200.3646 for details.

Dream House Design – Virtual workshop sponsored by Dobbs Ferry Public Library

Wednesday, October 14 @ 3:30pm

Make a model of the house of your dreams with materials you can find around the house. In the yard, add a pool, a garden, a swing set, or a helipad. It’s up to you! This will be a fun and highly interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Materials needed: Cardboard base (can cut from a box), recycled box or milk carton for the house, glue stick or Elmer’s glue, tape, scissors, and construction paper.  You can make trees from twigs you collect outside. Use whatever art supplies you have on hand to embellish your project!

To access the session, go here on 10/14 at 3:30pm

Make a Haunted House – Virtual workshop sponsored by Yonkers Public Library

Thursday, October 29 @ 4pm

Transform a cardboard box into a spooky haunted home – just in time for Halloween. This will be a fun and highly interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Materials needed: Cardboard base (can cut from a box), recycled box or milk carton for the house, glue stick or Elmer’s glue, tape, scissors, and construction paper (lots of orange & black).  You can make trees from twigs you collect outside. Use whatever art supplies you have on hand to embellish your project!

This workshop is made possible by an Arts Alive grant from ArtsWestchester

To access the session, go here on 10/29 at 4pm

Storybook Castles – Virtual workshop sponsored by New York Public Library

Pre-recorded workshop

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

Make an Enchanted Forest – Virtual workshop sponsored by New York Public Library

Pre-recorded workshop

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 GedeonA 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. This is an open-ended challenge. Use supplies you have at home to embellish your model. Some suggestions: tin foil, buttons, cut-up egg cartons, Play dough, tissue paper, markers and/or crayons, 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