Exploring My City Through Art

STARTS FEBRUARY 25!

WATCH NEW WINTER LESSONS ONLINE

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 – this is a great way to keep the kids busy this winter.

ENROLLMENT IS FREE – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Free Art Kit pick up is available every Thursday + Saturday: 2 – 4 PM, February 25 – April 13, 2021, at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! located at 608 Pleasant Street in downtown New Bedford.

The student survey must be completed before the first art kit can be received.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

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About the Program  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.

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

NEW! LESSONS

WINTER 2021 

Lesson 1: Freedom Trail Create your own path with Alison Wells!
We suggest you watch these videos before beginning the lesson:
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine ​
Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson ​
Click here to download part 1 of the activity

Click here to download part 2 of the activity


PREVIOUS LESSONS

SPRING 2020 

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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FALL 2020 

Lesson 1: Art Portfolio This lesson will show students how to build an art portfolio to store all their work!
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Lesson 2: Soap Scrimshaw This lesson will show students how to carve their own scrimshaw from soap!
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Lesson 3: Sailors Valentine This lesson will show students how to create their own Sailor valentine.
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Lesson 4: Clay Whales This lesson will show students how to create their own clay whales!
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Lesson 5: Watercolor Birds This lesson will show students how to create their own Audubon watercolor painting!
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Lesson 6: Impressionism This lesson will show students how to create their own impressionist painting!
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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