We have a variety of kids classes. Many of our classes are on a rolling admission and some are drop-in to offer a bit of flexibility for busy lives.

Cool Arts Kids summer art PROGRAMS


It’s not too late to sign up for our week-long Cool Arts Kids summer art programs. Morning sessions from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Afternoon sessions from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Starts July 17 to August 18, 2017.  Questions? Call Deb at 508-961-3072.

Click here to download more information and the registration form for summer classes.

Select classes to register:

Cute & Creepy Critters
Clay Handbuilding
Sculpture / mixed media 

Painting and Collage
Clay Handbuilding & Wheel

Foodies “Supersize”
Clay Handbuilding & Wheel
Sculpture / mixed media

Quite the Character
Clay Handbuilding & Wheel
Comics & Cartooning

Still Life, Fashion Design, Drawing & Painting
Drawing: Still Life &  Fashion
Watercolor: Still Life & Fashion

 Clay Kids Drop-In (Parents Welcome!)

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Starting every Saturday in September.

Clay drop in classes, pay as you go. Parents welcome to join in!

Learn basic hand-building and wheel throwing techniques.
Instruction, supplies, and kiln firing included.

Learning Studio: Early Literacy Through the Arts

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Renaissance School Family Engagement Center (286 South 2nd St. New Bedford, MA):
Friday:  2:00- 3:30 PM
Ages 0-3 and caregivers

Free to Public

The learning studio is a productive learning time for parents/grandparents and their children from birth to three to create together. Throughout the program participant’s play, sing songs, read books and make art while developing a child’s memory, language, social interaction, communication and learning skills. The program is free to the public. Funded in part by: Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Polaroid Fund / Acushnet and The Demoulas Foundation.

Artistic Traditions of the World

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Tuition: $15.00 per class per student – pay as you go.

Ages 6-10+
Pre-registration is required, but please sign up anytime.

Students will become explorers of the world, looking and learning about other cultures and their artistic traditions through hands-on art activities. Program held at NBAM/ArtWorks!

Operating much like a bookmobile, the 2 purple vans, each with 2 experienced art educators, engage low-income children with fun educational art activities at 20 New Bedford community sites for 7 weeks during July and August. Click here to find out if the artMOBILE is coming to your neighborhood this summer!

To register, call our Studio Education & Outreach Director, Deb Smook at 508-961-3072.