CMA in the Community

Free Art & Outposts

For families ages 1-15 years old to promote collaborative artmaking in the community

CMA partners with organizations to provide free art workshops to families through various outposts in NYC. Teaching Artists provide a range of experiences which include free outdoor movies under the sunset, making collaborative art on historic Governors Island, spending an evening at CMA with friends, making gifts for loved ones at a holiday market…and more.

CIVICKIDS Outposts

CIVICKIDS Outposts, ongoing at various locations

In celebration of CMA’s 30th anniversary CIVICKIDS campaign, CMA is hosting civic engagement-themed outposts at various locations throughout New York City. Past outposts include CIVICKIDS Button Making Pop Up at New York Street Fair; SoHo Story Wheels at the SoHo Block Party;  Zero Waste Weaving Inspired by Ryan Frank at SUBMERGE 2018 Marine Science Festival on Pier 84; and Poster Party with the Young & Mighty March in Sunnyside, Queens.

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market, November-December 2018

Join CMA in Union Square for art-making during the annual Holiday Market! CMA Teaching Artists will be leading hands on workshops on weekday afternoons and weekends November 15 through December 24, 2018. Find the booth in the Southeast corner of Union Square!

Free Arts Island Outpost

Free Arts Island Outpost on Governors Island, May-September 2018

Young artists travel to the historic Governors Island for free hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences! On weekends from 11-5 PM the open outdoor space of Free Arts Island Outpost beckons families to become inspired to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform relationships to art and the art making process.

This program is supported, in part, by Con Edison, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members Margaret Chin and Daniel Garodnick.

Pay As You Wish Hours

Pay-As-You Wish Hours, Thursdays 4 - 6PM ongoing at CMA

Every Thursday from 4-6 PM, admission to CMA is pay-as-you-wish. Join us for painting and sculpture in the Fine Arts Studio, sculpt a creature at the Clay Bar, make a movie in the Media Lab, and dig your fingers into gooey flubber in stART Studio! Everything offered during general admission is available during our pay-as-you-wish hours.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members Corey Johnson and Stephen T. Levin.

 

This program is supported, in part, by Con Edison, the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Horowitz Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera.

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