Exploring My City Through Art
Now Enrolling! Free fALL Art Classes and Art Kits!

Have fun exploring drawing, painting, illustration, and having creative fun.
Get your own free take-home art kit then join us for a video lesson on our YouTube page. Enrolled students will receive special access to virtual field trips and more. New Bedford students will be able to participate for FREE. This program is designed for children in grades 4-5.

Registration is required- Click HERE to Sign Up!

The enrollment deadline is Friday, November 6th by 5 pm.

Pick up Free Art Kits each Thursday + Saturday: 3 – 4 PM at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! located at 608 Pleasant Street in downtown New Bedford.

A limited number of Chromebooks are available to help students connect with us online. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Download a pdf of the flyer here.


Lesson 1: Sunset Silhouette Painting Create beautiful sunsets with Alison Wells!

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Lesson 2: Under the Sea This three-part lesson will explore a variety of painting techniques as students learn the importance of keeping our oceans clean.

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Lesson 3: Pop Up Card This three-part lesson will explore how to build a Pop-up card.

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About Alison Wells

Alison Wells is a Trinidadian artist whose paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. Wells received a MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts and a BFA from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. Her paintings are part of private, public and corporate collections. Click here to read more!

Funded in part by the City of New Bedford’s Invest in Kids Program, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Island Foundation, and the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative