Explore your creative potential at the Library! Join us for free workshops.
The New York Public Library is delighted to introduce Creative Aging workshops for adults 50 and older. This year, programs are available from branches throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
Come discover a new art medium or deepen your skills in a practice you’ve explored before! Program topics include acting, knitting and crochet, writing, drawing, painting, and more.
Each class runs for 5-8 consecutive sessions. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. Most programs require preregistration. If you are interested in registering for a program, please visit the branch location page at nypl.org/locations or call the branch directly.
Join us at a location below.
Battery Park City Library - Art Workshops: Intro to Printmaking with the Guggenheim Museum. Starting 5/5.
City Island Library - Teaching Artist Frank Ingrasciotta teaches an eight-part memoir writing workshop for older adults. Starting 4/18.
Dongan Hills Library - Teaching Artist Frank Ingrasciotta teaches an eight-part memoir writing workshop for older adults. Starting 4/17.
Edenwald Library - Join us for Crochet Toys! Local Bronx teaching artist Ruth Marshall will guide participants through the craft of crocheting toys over eight sessions. Starting 5/2.
Epiphany Library - Layers of the Self: Mixed Media workshops exploring identity in art with artist Whit Harris. Starting 4/24.
Grand Concourse - Join us for Crochet Toys! Local Bronx teaching artist Ruth Marshall will guide participants through the craft of crocheting toys over eight sessions. Starting 5/3.
Throg's Neck Library - Teaching Artist Sandra saez Ramirez teaches an eight session knitting workshop. Starting 4/11.
Kips Bay Library - Hip Hop Mixed Media Art Workshop: Living History - Inspired Posters and Collaging with Poster House. Starting 5/15.
Morrisania Library - Hip Hop Comics Workshop: Join Award Winning Artist, Ivan Velez Jr. as he teaches you art at the intersection of Hip Hop and Comic Book history! Starting 4/5.
Pelham Bay Library - Teaching Artist Sandra saez Ramirez teaches an eight session knitting workshop. Starting 4/5.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library - Artist Bookmaking Workshops with teaching artist Georgina Arroyo. Starting 5/23.
Richmondtown Library - Join Award Winning Artist, Ivan Velez Jr. as he teaches 2D artmaking techniques! Starting 5/11
Roosevelt Island Library - Craft Workshops: Upcycled Art- Exploring Paper with Gabrielle Redmond. Starting 4/18.
Stapleton Library - Watercolor Workshops: Intro to Spring with Artist Diane Matyas. Starting 5/6.
Wakefield Library - Learn all about the fundamentals of Flamenco and create an original group composition with New York City Center. Starting 4/21.
Westchester Square Libary - Craft Workshops: Patchwork Textile Art - Jogakbo. Starting 5/11.
West Farms Library - Writing Workshops: Poetry and Prose with Advocate Of Wordz. Starting 4/3.
Woodlawn Heights - Easy Fiber Arts Workshops with Jessica Lagunas. Starting 4/19.
For the full calendar, please see here.