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Field Trips
Now scheduling visits from Pre-K – 12th
Airlift teaching artists teach original arts, music, fabrication, and STEM based lessons for New Orleans students of all ages and capabilities

Contact our education team, Kelsi Brooks or Eliza McDermott, at to schedule a visit for your class or group. We work with teachers to develop activities and lessons relevant to your class and learning goals. We also welcome class and community partners who want to work together on semester or year long learning projects in the arts to get in touch with us!
Field Trips

Early Childhood Enrichment:
Pre-K – 1st grade

– Our hands-on early childhood field trip program encourages moments of wonder and possibility, through discovery-oriented playful learning opportunities in our immersive and one-of-a-kind space.

Creative Process / Art-Focused:
1st grade – 12th grade

– Led by teaching artists, our education experiences encourage close looking, personal connection, and collaborative meaning-making through music, writing, drawing, design, performance, fabrication skills, and other disciplines.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) -Focused:
5th grade – 12th grade

– Lead by our established fabrication staff, our STEAM field trips examine the engineering aspects of our unique musical houses to explore the intersection of art and science.

Email us now at for questions, details and to register your class or group.

We accommodate all age groups and abilities. Each field trip class will complete a survey linked to 21st Century Skills Learning and Innovation Skills. For partnership and program queries, email

Adult and Youth Classes

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Intro to Metalwork & Mig Welding Class

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Click through to our Shop Page for New Session Signup Dates!

Learn basic metalwork, preparing and grinding metal and mig welding with our lead fabricator Christian Repaal. This class is for adults. Initial project: Make a small plant stand, stool or table of your own design.


Intro to Arc Welding Class

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Arc welding, sometimes called stick welding, is a heavy-duty welding process used for large-scale structural projects such as fences and buildings, and is especially useful outdoors. Class will cover basic metalwork knowledge, tool instruction, and welding technique of laying a bead. By the end of the class, you will be able to make functional lightweight welds on your own. Take home a scrap sculpture as you practice your welds! Beginners are welcome. If you have taken the mig welding class, this is a different approach with new material.

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Instructor Bio: Melissa Stryker has 20 years experience welding for various art and industrial purposes including film industry, ran the welding shop at Burning Man, and was Chief of Welding for the huge fence surrounding the Music Box Village.

Each session has six two-hour classes – Cost: $600, materials fee $50


Hometown Heroes Summer Camp 2018

 Airlift announces its first one-week summer learning experience for ages 8-12, highlighting the diverse and exciting cultural landscape in our hometown of New Orleans. Sign your kids up for this one-of-a-kind experience today!

We offer sliding scale and scholarship registration!!

Hometown Heroes connects children to the life experiences of musicians, fisherman, culture bearers, and folks who make our community special, such as The 504 Boyz Horse riding club, who will lead a field trip at their stable including a horse-riding session!



Full price tuition is $150 per child and includes cost of field trips and daily healthy snacks and lunch.

We offer need-based financial aid and scholarships to eligible families.