Socrates Sculpture Park offers two programs for children and youth to experience hands-on art-making classes. For these free programs, Socrates hires artists who have created and/or exhibited work in the park to develop and lead art-making classes, held in the park’s dedicated education area. Classes are informed by the park’s natural landscape and the individual artist’s subject matter, particular technique, and art-making process.  Interaction between participants, other artists working in the park, and the artworks themselves are integral to the learning process.

Summer Outdoor Art-making Workshops are held Monday through Friday, from July 6 – August 14. This program is organized for groups only: neighborhood youth agencies, community groups, summer schools, and day camps are all welcome to register your groups. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are held every Saturday from May 11 – September 26. This program is organized for kids and their families on a drop-in basis: just show up on any Saturday to participate! No registration necessary.

WEEKDAYS, JULY 6 – AUGUST 14, 2015   |   10 AM – 12 PM & 1 – 3 PM

These free workshops offer diverse groups of children from neighborhood youth agencies, community groups, summer schools, and day camps the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities inspired by exhibitions at the park. Artists run two sessions of their workshop each day of the week and teach children fundamental and contemporary art-making techniques. Due to high demand, groups can only sign up for one workshop. Pre-registration and scheduling is required and will be on a first come, first served basis.

To register your group, please fill out a 2015 Summer Outdoor Art-Making Workshop Request Form. Note: cancellations within 48 hours of workshop date will result in a cancellation charge.

Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

2015 schedule:

Summer Outdoor Art-Making Workshops

SATURDAYS, MAY 11 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2015   |   12 – 3 PM

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids (ages 5- 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Click on the individual workshops below to learn more.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling 718.956.1819. 


Saturday Sculpture Workshops

Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset.