What would you display in a storefront? In this hands-on workshop for ages 5–12, participants will explore the basic principles and elements of design to create a retail window display for an imaginary client. From color contrast to form and placement, we’ll take you through the ins-and-outs of making a display that stand out from the crowd.  

All materials will be provided.

This workshop is being held in celebration of NYCxDesign as part of a day of programming at Brooklyn’s Industry City. Interested in more? From 3:00–4:30 p.m., join us for Short Stories: Exploring the History and Design of Retail to explore how aspects from architecture and display to urban planning and community building have shaped our shopping experiences.


This free program will take place outdoors in Courtyard 1/2 at Industry City. Seating and tables will be available for participants. The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration is not required. Participants can drop in at any time throughout the program time. For general questions or if we can provide accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.


Upon check-in, attendees will be asked to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test from the previous 48 hours. Masks are also encouraged. Please visit Cooper Hewitt’s Plan Your Visit page, for up to date information on health and safety guidelines.

Special Thanks

Industry City programming made possible by Jamestown.