MCNY Kids Create: City as Canvas – Graffiti Art in New York City

Recommended for ages 7 and up. Sketch your own ideas in this virtual family-friendly program as you explore the Museum’s collection of graffiti art, from artist book sketches to photographs of large-scale pieces and works on canvas. Discover the “writers” of New York who made graffiti a global phenomenon and be inspired by their different styles and techniques.

FREE. Registration required.

Recommended for ages 7 and up. All ages are welcome. Sessions are intergenerational and family members are encouraged to join and participate together. Individuals, families or summer classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so if they are planning the program from their classroom. Several classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of registration for each class. This live program will not be recorded.

See. To discuss. To create!

This event is part of MCNY Kids Create, a virtual series where you can meet New York artists and participate in hands-on art projects. Check out all the videos and upcoming workshops here.

How it works:

Sessions are taught live and interactive in a virtual setting that balances active engagement and confidentiality. The programs are presented in the form of webinars. You will be able to send questions, comments and observations via the chat feature to educators, but participants will not use cameras or microphones and will not be visible on the screen.

Submission of works of art by students

Participants are encouraged to submit photos of artwork created during or after an MCNY Kids Create virtual program to be considered for a gallery of student artwork on the Museum of the City of New York website. To send a submission, please complete the Student Artwork Authorization Form and send a signed copy to [email protected] with a digital image of the student artwork.


For this program, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil, or whatever drawing materials you like to use.

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