Enjoy a family workshop every Saturday at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. It's FREE and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis.
Participants work with a different artist each Saturday, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
SATURDAY MAY 18, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Join Cheryl Blaylock of Trees NY and search the Park for natural objects like seed pods, branches, leaves, and stones to create forest creature puppets. Then work together to act out short improvisations.
SATURDAY MAY 25, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Transform unwanted materials gathered from the Park and beach into a solar-powered pet robot with fun repurposing and easy technological hacks.
SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Encaustic is one of the oldest painting techniques from ancient Greece which uses fire to burn paint into wood. Experiment using crayons, hot plates, and blow dryers.
SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Jump into art, movement, and educational activities with participating partners at the Queens Green Day festival, exploring healthy living and connection with Mother Earth.
SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Learn about casting and create a relief sculpture using recycled paper pulp and special treasures from the Park or at home.
SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2018 | 12 – 3 PM
Combine natural and man-made elements into a special talisman you can wear, infused with a protective power mantra of your choice.
SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Inspired by the artist’s alter-ego “Cuquita the Cuban Doll,” participants transform into an alternate version of themselves using fabric, yarn, magazine clippings, and embellishments.
SATURDAY JULY 6, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Explore the book as architectural space and sculptural process in conjunction with Rafael’s upcoming Socrates exhibition, “Palabras son Muros [Pavilion for Astoria].” Through cutting holes and collaging with different materials, we’ll improvise to create new narratives between the city and the book.
SATURDAY JULY 13, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Use the ancient art of weaving to create something new or repair something old. Make a beautiful new wall-hanging and/or bring worn-out clothes you’ll learn to repair.
SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Create floatable sculptures and mini toy boats or rafts equipped with wind-up propellers, sails, and other methods for movement in the water. The Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation also stops at Hallets Cove Beach today.
SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Design wild and colorful carnival masks invoking supernatural creatures inspired by Afro-Latinx culture from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
What does a city in space look like? Inspired by the Chronos Cosmos exhibition, participants go out of this world to imagine and build oversized alien cityscapes.
SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Couture magic happens with everyday plastic bags by using a simple cut-and-fuse process to transform them into a large fashionable tote bag of your own design.
SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Learn about the diversity of species in NYC’s waterways by creating a biodegradable underwater creature sculpture that will also be embedded with native or edible plant seeds.
SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Inspired by the Chronos Cosmos exhibition, discover your Chinese zodiac and its associated folklore, then create paper shadow puppets to tell your own zodiac story.
SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Design and craft your own colorful inflatables using plastic sheets and tape, then inflate your creations for an interactive movement performance.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Engage with pre-Hispanic Andean culture (specifically from Inca and Chavin civilizations) through crafting, including tunics worn by civil servants and face-painting based on head carvings from an important archaeological site.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM
Isamu Noguchi designed playgrounds that are also works of art. Join Noguchi Museum educators to explore how a playground can be a sculpture, and then design your own.