Art Cart

Show your artistic side using free drawing and craft supplies. Get inspired by the urban life, flowers, and monuments at Bryant Park. Speak with the Art Cart Host to receive materials and basic instruction.

The materials at the Art Cart are always changing, but professional-quality drawing pencils, brush pens, charcoal, blending stumps, erasers, and sketch boards are generally available. The Bryant Park Art Cart also provides craft supplies geared toward kids, including crayons, colored pencils, markers, ribbon, glue, construction paper, and stencils.

Drawing Lessons

For adults (16 years+):
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 3pm – 4pm

For kids (8-12 years, guardian must be present):
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 3pm – 4pm

Teaching Artist provides expert instruction in drawing, taking inspiration from the architecture, monuments, and people in Bryant Park. Learn basic drawing techniques including line, composition, shading, and depth.

Lessons are capped at 15 participants. Pencils, eraser, paper, and drawing board provided. Sessions are non-cumulative.
Click here to see the full Art Cart Class schedule and to register for individual sessions.

Structured Play

with instruction by Artist & Craftsman Supply
3pm – 4pm

April 14: Working with Collage
May 12: Using Stencils and Repeated Patterns
June 9: Fun with Nature Print Paper, 2pm – 3pm (for the kids!)
June 23: Design-Your-Own Super Hero (for the kids!)
July 7: Basic Color Theory
July 21: Incorporating Toner Transfers
August 4: Wire Jewelry Making
August 18: Making Friendship Bracelets (for the kids!)
September 8: Fun with Origami (for the kids!)
October 6: Halloween Mask-Making (for the kids!)

Class sizes are limited. All necessary materials provided.
Click here to see the full Art Cart Class schedule and to register for individual sessions.

Materials provided by

Artist & Craftsman Supply
Gift of art supplies and sponsor of Structured Play

Materials for the Arts
Gift of art supplies

View projects recently completed at the Art Cart on the
Bryant Park Blog.

Interested in donating materials? Please call 212-768-4242.


  • April: 11:00 am – 6:00pm
  • May–September: 11:00 am – 7:00pm
  • October: 11:00 am – 6:00pm
  • All hours weather permitting