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Public Events

Virtual 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 hello@archforkids.com or +1 (914) 200-3646

Pre-Recorded

Virtual Workshop

Transform a Vacant Lot

sponsored by New York Public Library

Transform an imaginary vacant space in your community! Create a 3D model of a beautiful and functional space that will help your neighborhood. Join us for this Pre-recorded workshop to learn about why vacant lots can be detrimental to an area, see real-life examples of how communities have transformed their empty spaces and enjoy a build-along session with educators Janny Gedeon and Debbie Troop to get tips & tricks on how to make your designs great! 

Materials needed: cardboard base – can be cut from a mailing carton, tape, glue stick or Elmer’s glue, scissors, construction paper, small recycled boxes, cardboard scraps to construct 3D elements. Optional: You can use other materials you have around your house to make and enhance your design, some examples include pebbles, sticks, popsicle sticks, pompoms, pipe cleaners, sequins, aluminum foil, tissue paper and more! 

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Access at your convenience via the NYPL website

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. 

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.

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Access at your convenience via the NYPL website

Virtual Recorded Workshop

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. 

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).

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Access at your convenience via the NYPL website

Virtual Recorded Workshop

Pre-recorded

Virtual Workshop

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. 

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!

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Access at your convenience via Pacific Library's Facebook page

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. 

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

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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