We popped-up, you popped-in!

"The Art In..."  {everything} is our community arts & crafts workshops for kids, adults and all NYC families!  

Cultural, informative, educational themes mixed with the arts to create a weekend of fun!  With the support of Materials For The Arts

we are able to bring you diverse activites and crafting for all ages. 

Six of our workshops are produced explicitly in Queens with the support of the Queens Council on The Arts.  

This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regnant program of theNew York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.



(May 2017)

Beading is a communal activity that takes place across many cultures.  This month was all about beading and bonding just in time for Mother's Day. We celebrated Mother, Grandmother, Godmother, and Like-A-Mom-To-Me by fashioning custom made jewels. Children and adults joined us at our communal art table for our jewelry-making workshop.  Whether they designed a bracelet or necklace,  their beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces were clearly it was made with love!  

We thank Material For The Arts for providing over 200 kinds of beads.  We also thank NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, South Queens Parks Association (SQPA), and Roy Wilkins center staff for their support to a very successful event - on one of rainiest days this Spring!


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(April 2017)

April was all about #EnvironmentAwareness, with the month recognizing Earth Day and Arbor Day.  Our #pARTicipation at the Queens Botanical Garden's Arbor Fest 2017 allowed us to use arts to educate and inform, while creating beautiful crafts.

We engaged in 3 different activities that all aligned with the idea to #PlantSomething using recycled and repurposed items that replenished our natural habitat.  Children and adults too part, and left with donated seedlings to start their spring and summer anew.   Special thanks to Seed Savers Exchange for their donation. 

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TO KNOW ME IS TO LOVE ME (But who am I?)

(February 2017)

February brought us Valentine's Day within Black History Month. A love-fest draped in self-discovery and reflection!  

So we explored self-love (not to be confused with egomania).  Self-love involves the discovery of who you are - what makes you YOU!  The best and most probable way to know that is by knowing your history.   Black History is American history, and cultural discovery is a lesson for all. 

A.R.R.O.W. Field House in Astoria Queens hosted our event, and we provided a buffet of artistic elements to inspire young children, teens, adults, and whole families who came to create self-portraits.  On this day, a little bit of introspection produced a bounty of colorful perspectives. 

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WordART by ShalomIsrael

(January 2017) 

For the new year, we took the art in literacy - literally.  In January we presented AlphaKey Club's Word Art by ShalomIsrael to offer literacy education to the Queens community at Queens Central Library in Jamaica, NY.  "A is for Achieve" was our theme, allowing our participants to re-think achievement as small tasks such as waking up and getting dressed, to larger goals of future careers and endeavors.  Their thought process was exhibited through artistic panels of achievements made, and those still to come.  Those panels were collected and connected to form a quilt - a framework of the dreams of our next generation.  We thank our volunteer Wallace Hutchinson of Serenity Photo who documented our event. Enjoy and be inspired. #pARTicipate!

tammie and renee at wordart
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(November 2016) 

Our Fall PopUp mixed the love of Football and November's biggest holiday - after "Black Friday" - Thanksgiving.  We invited kids and adults to learn The Art of The Game and used the game ball to craft holiday turkeys.  Thanksgiving reminds most people what they are thankful for, and we were thankful for the last beautiful, sunny, warm day of the season.  Flushing Meadow Park was the perfect location for open-air, and open arms to make perfect catches! We thank those who #pARTicipated and hope to see you again soon. 

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(October 2016)

We brought together to cultures that appear to both celebrate the dead, but in uniquely artistic ways! America's Halloween and Mexico's Dia De Muertos (Day of the Dead) together inspired our mask making and "anything but black" bats arts & crafts.  Brooklyn Museum provided the backdrop, and we brought the props, and the sweets! The only "boos" heard at this workshop were of the scary kind! 

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(August 2016) 

We participated in the very first Ecuadorian SummerStage 2016, celebrating international music, dance, food and culture. Our workshop let kids and adults make International Worry Dolls.  The dolls originate out of South American folklore, in which kids tell the dolls their worries, and the kids worry no more. It was easy for adults to realize, who couldn't use one of those!  Corona Plaza bustled with live entertainment, and lively #pARTicipation. Can't wait to do it again next year!

We went "live" ... check out the video below.

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