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.

Presented in partnership with Urban Libraries Unite

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for Guerrilla Storytime in the park. These fun, pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!


Guerrilla Storytime

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 two workshops. 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.