Medieval Arts Children’s Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 10 am – 12 pm
Saturday, April 13, 10 am -- 12 pm
Saturday, May 11, 10 am -- 12 pm
In this signature workshop, children carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more! Recommended for ages 4 and up. $6 per child, with accompanying adult. Meet at Visitor Center.
Allegory: An Animal Story Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 12 pm
In support of the exhibition Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope), children and their caretakers are invited to explore the ways that animals are used to tell stories. In this special program, participants will explore contemporary art work in the Cathedral which will inspire them to design animal flip-books, to sculpt clay creatures, and to construct animal masks. Recommended for ages 4 and up. $8 per child, with accompanying adult. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 932-7347. Meet at Visitor Center.
Scenes & Stories: A Tableau Workshop for Families
Saturdays, April 27, May 4, May 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
Sunday, May 12, 1 pm - 3 pm
A tableu is an arrangement or scene of figures, models and media that conveys a story or message. It can be created using many different art mediums. Using the art of Jane Alexander as inspiration, come and create your own tableau that tells a story about your family, friends, and the place where you live. $8 per child, with accompanying adult.
Glowing Glass: A Children’s Stained Glass Workshop
Saturday, May 18, 10 am – 12 pm
Children and their families explore the shapes, colors, patterns, and stories in the Cathedral’s beautiful stained glass. The program begins with a tour of the Cathedral’s colorful windows, searching for diamonds and flowers, athletes and knights. Children will then make their own stained glass windows by designing patterns in shapes and color, creating picture stories, and discovering the complexity of primary and secondary colors in painting their own Rose Windows. Recommended for ages 4 and up. $8 per child, with accompanying adult. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 932-7314. Meet at Visitor Center.
Nature in the Cathedral: An Ecological Workshop
Saturday, June 1, 10 am - 12 pm
Children and their families can celebrate the return of Summer with a special tour of the Cathedral examining plants in glass and stone. They will then head to the workshop to sculpt living plants, create seed superheroes, and illustrate their own book of plants, all the while learning about the basic needs of fauna. Recommended for ages 4 and up. $8 per child with accompanying adult. Reservations can be made by calling 212-932-7314.
Medieval Birthday Parties
Saturdays & Sundays,
your child's birthday with a two-hour party in the Medieval Arts
Workshop, where children sculpt gargoyles, weave, make brass rubbings,
carve a block of limestone, and much more! For children ages 5 & up. Call the Public
Education & Visitor Services Department at (212) 932-7347 for more
information and reservations.