Kids Programs

Art is important for growing and creative minds! Let your kids express themselves in our workshops and classes. Many of our classes are on a rolling admission and some are drop-in to offer a bit of flexibility for busy lives. Have any questions? Call Deb Smook, the Education Director at (508) 961-3072


FROSTY FEBRUARY Vacation 
February 19th – February 22, 2019

Multimedia // Ages 6-9 Tuesday–Friday // 9:00am-2:00pm

Kids will be use painting, sculpture, drawing, and more to create unique artworks of their choice. Cartoons, landscapes, animals, doodle, still life and more! Imagination is the only limit in this class. $280 Non-Members/$252 Members

Tweens on Wheels //Ages 9-13+ Tuesday–Friday // 9:00am-2:00pm

Students will get their hands dirty and have fun learning how to make pots, bowls and sculptures using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques. $280 Non-Members/$252 Members:

Prop-a-paloosa  // Ages 9-13+ // Tuesday–Friday //9:00am-2:00pm.

We will be creating props of all shapes and sizes to be utilized by students of the Zeiterion theater in a performance at the end of the week.  The class will be inspired and engaged as they dream up various props and execute the objects that will motivate the Z’s student group to perform imaginative and spontaneous dramatic skits.  This will be a fun collaborative experience.  $280 Non-Members/$252 Members:

Intro to Photoshop & Animation // Ages 10-13+ // Wednesday–Friday // 1:00pm-4:00pm

Learn how to become a digital wizard with this excellent introduction to photoshop and GIF animation. Students will learn how to create and manipulate images, manage layers, and use the timeline function to create their own unique animated drawings. This class only meets Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. $135 Non-Members/$122 Members

Aftercare for students is available everyday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. $30 Non-Member/ $27 Member and must be registered in advance for each day.

To Register for Classes: CLICK HERE


 

LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS

Ages (0-3) Every Wednesday, 1:30-3:00  Free!

Come join the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! at the Family Engagement Center at Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School for our weekly Early Literacy Program! Children read, dance, sing, and make art with inspiration from a different book each week. 

An adult care giver is required to attend. 

Learning Through the Arts (0 –3)
Nighty-Night November— 2018
NOV. 7
Book: With Any Luck I’ll Drive a Truck by David Friend
Letter T and Number 8.
Art Activity: Build a truck out of colorful shapes.
Activity: Trucks and dirt sensory table.
NOV. 14
Book: Give Thanks Each Day by Steve Metzger
Letter T and Number 5.
Art Acivity: Thankful Turkey.
Activity: Yoga and singing time.
NOV. 21 – NO CLASS; THANKSGIVING BREAK
NOV. 28
Book: Time For Cranberries by Lisl Detlefsen and Jed Henry
Letter C and Number 10.
Art Activity: Cranberry Playdough and garland
Activity: Cranberry bog sensory table.

Weekly drop-in clay classes begin again on September 15th! Pay as you go. Parents welcome to join in!

Students learn basic hand-building and wheel throwing techniques to create sculptures and vessels.  Clay and glazes are provided for free. Please pre-register for classes to save your spot! 

Click HERE to register for classes!

Every Saturday 12:00 – 2:00pm

$22 members/$25 non members per child.


ARTMOBILE

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.  

Find out if the artMobile if we’re coming to your neighborhood this summer! 

Click HERE  to download a PDF of our 2018 summer schedule.