“Our students’ worlds are very small– culturally and geographically. Having the opportunity to see great performances by master artists is critical in their own artistic development and in the development of their critical eyes. I am grateful for this awesome opportunity–your teaching artists were first-class, knowledgeable and passionate, and that passion translated to an unforgettable experience for our students.”
— Teacher, Bronx Charter School for the Arts
The Armory’s arts education program seeks to broaden students’ perspectives by providing free production-based programming workshops to invited NYC public schools from all five boroughs, targeting schools with little access to high quality art.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are invited to experience the Armory’s immersive programming and unique setting first hand, and participate in multi-disciplinary, interactive workshops designed and facilitated by members of the Armory Artist Corps, a group comprised of some of New York City’s most sought after teaching artists in visual art, movement, music, theater, design, and the moving image.
All workshops offered to New York City public schools are FREE of charge.
Interested in participating in upcoming workshops? Click here.
Students experience a wide spectrum of artistic disciplines in both the Wade Thompson Drill Hall and the historic period rooms. Some past examples include:
In conjunction with these visits to the Armory, the Artist Corps visit schools to lead pre- and post-visit workshops that give students context for each production, and allow them to create a response to the work they encounter.
Participating teachers receive a set of classroom resources and activities that meet city, state, and national curriculum standards.