New Bedford Art Museum: artMOBILE

New Bedford Art Museum: artMOBILE The artMOBILE is an extension of the New Bedford Art Museum's education outreach program. Operating like a bookmobile, two purple buses, each with two experienced educators, transport art supplies to community sites each week, reaching anywhere from 500-800 kids in a given summer.

Five days a week, for eight weeks each year, kids in New Bedford's neighborhood have a place to create, explore, and play!

WHAT IS THE ARTMOBILE?Operating much like a bookmobile, the 2 purple vans, each with 2 experienced art educators, engage...
08/02/2016

WHAT IS THE ARTMOBILE?
Operating much like a bookmobile, the 2 purple vans, each with 2 experienced art educators, engage low-income children with fun **FREE** educational art activities at 20 New Bedford community sites for 7 weeks July 11th to August 26th!

The art educators provide daily art activities for the children, many of whom enjoy the artMOBILE visits as their only summer enhancement activity. This past summer we served 1,673 children. Attending children and families were treated to FREE art museum passes and informed and invited to attend other programs available at the art museum during the year.

Our signature artMOBILE program is highly valued as a community outreach program that serves to engage families in creative educational experiences and access to the arts.

Come check us out this summer!

Mondays
10-12 Shawmut Village & Nashmont Housing (Eddie James park)
12-3: Andrea McCoy Rec Center, & Brickenwood Housing
Tuesdays
10-12 Dotting Place & Satellite Village
12-3 Brooklawn Park Riverside Park
Wednesdays
10-12 Ashley Park & Clasky Park
12-3 Dennison Memorial Youth Center & Parkdale Housing
Thursdays
10-12 Ruth St Common & Hazelwood Park
12-3 Camp Kennedy @ Fort Tabor & Buttonwood Park
Fridays
10-12 Bay Village & Gomes School
12-3 Ben Rose & Presidential Heights

We will also be in front of the art museum at 608 Pleasant Street on August 11th for AHA! from 4:30-7pm!

New Bedford Art Museum: artMOBILE
08/02/2016

New Bedford Art Museum: artMOBILE

New Bedford Art Museum
01/06/2016

New Bedford Art Museum

Do your kids get restless in the winter? NBAM/AW! has art classes! Treat the kids -- treat yourself.

09/10/2015

Tonight for AHA! we have 4 new exhibits! In the Skylight Gallery
A Collective Body: Uncovered and Illuminated is a group exhibition which features the work of Corpus VI, a contemporary collective of women artists, and presents diverse approaches to the figure across the disciplines of painting, drawing and sculpture. Holly Trostle Brigham, Clarity Haynes, Elena Peteva, Laurie Kaplowitz, Stacy Latt Savage and Suzanne Schireson, have each widely exhibited their work to national and international audiences and now come together in this NBAM/ArtWorks! exhibition curated by renowned art historian Dr. Memory Holloway. Four of the six artists have a direct connection to the city of New Bedford and all artists involved will engage in public events for the community to experience, understand and appreciate the exhibit.
- In the Regions Gallery
Timeless: Figurative studies in Print, Drawing & Sculpture featuring Judith Klein, Valorie Sheehan and Sheila Oliveira. This exhibition offers a combination of Printmaking, Photography and Sculpture to express the “timeless” interest in the female form. The exhibit combines the expression of three artists working in separate media to visually explore the female form in terms of age, object, & archetype. The starting point is the female form which is individually translated by
and through the concepts, beliefs and aesthetics of each artist: by women about the figure.
- In the City Gallery
Dead White Guys: 19th Century New Bedford Portraiture curated by the Library Art Curator Janice Hodson.
- Kids Summer Wrap Up Exhibition featuring work by kids in the Cool Art Kids, Teen Learn and Serve and artMOBILE programs. 5-7pm

There are still spaces available in two of next week's Cool Art Kids classes. Clay For Beginners is a PM class for ages ...
07/24/2015
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! | Summer Classes: Cool Arts Kids!

There are still spaces available in two of next week's Cool Art Kids classes. Clay For Beginners is a PM class for ages 6-9 introducing students to hand-building techniques to make cups, saucers and figures. Our Garden Sculpture class is in the morning for students ages 10-13. In this class, students will create 3D sculptures of flowers, bugs, and other common garden symbols, as well as hanging wall planters. Call today to reserve a spot for your child! (508) 961-3072 Or visit our website for more information at http://www.newbedfordart.org/classes/kids-classes/summer-classes-cool-arts-kids/

Create vessels, cups, saucers and 3D figures with a personal touch. Hand building instruction on basic clay techniques; coil, slab, and pinch; methods to create texture and glazing will be covered. Focus on creativity and constructing for success.

Come check us out on this beautiful day!
07/11/2015

Come check us out on this beautiful day!

06/10/2015

We are so excited to have Westport students come and visit us this week and learn all about Joomchi and have the opportunity to make paper themselves!

Trips for Kids New Bedford received a challenge grant which will match $2 for every $1 of contributions from new donors ...
12/03/2014
Trips for Kids New Bedford

Trips for Kids New Bedford received a challenge grant which will match $2 for every $1 of contributions from new donors received before December 22nd. To this date, they are $1,500 short of the goal. If you've never donated to Trips for Kids before, you will qualify for this 2 for 1 match. They are a great organization doing great things for kids in New Bedford. They are making a difference in our community everyday.
You can learn more about the organization and make your donation by going to their website: www.tfknewbedford.org (on the home page look for the red donation tag at bottom).
Trips for Kids New Bedford
224 Brock Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02744
508-954-6586
www.tfknewbedford.

Trips for Kids New Bedford

09/10/2014

Come one, Come ALL!!!! Stop by the museum tomorrow night for a reception of all the artwork from this past summer season. We're highlighting ArtMobile artwork and Cool Art Kids (CAK). Stop by to see some beautiful art made by talented kids. Enjoy some snacks while you're at it!!! (5-7pm free!!!)

Dennison Memorial Community Center
08/13/2014

Dennison Memorial Community Center

Today's Dennison doubleheader: A free dental exam/fluoride treatment with Melissa Leite of Southcoast Community Dental Care and the great instruction from the Artmobile staff. Quite a combo!

Take a look at our schedule and see where we'll be next!
08/01/2014

Take a look at our schedule and see where we'll be next!

ArtMobile is rolling along this summer and kids are having a blast!!! Come join us when you see the purple van heading y...
08/01/2014

ArtMobile is rolling along this summer and kids are having a blast!!! Come join us when you see the purple van heading your way!!!

Oceans of Poems!This Sunday from 2 to 4pm a special FREE FAMILY event with Pat Gomes, the Poet Laureate of New Bedford. ...
07/23/2014

Oceans of Poems!
This Sunday from 2 to 4pm a special FREE FAMILY event with Pat Gomes, the Poet Laureate of New Bedford. Kids of all ages are welcome to come hear poems inspired by the ocean and write some poems of their own - all in the midst of amazing art inspired by the ocean.
So join us in the galleries this Sunday at 2pm!

The Art Mobile's are at Dottin Place and Satellite Village this morning and Brooklawn Park and Riverside Park this after...
07/08/2014

The Art Mobile's are at Dottin Place and Satellite Village this morning and Brooklawn Park and Riverside Park this afternoon. Come see the new Art Mobile and make an art project!

We are very excited this morning to have the City help us put up our new banners, printed by Poyant!
06/26/2014

We are very excited this morning to have the City help us put up our new banners, printed by Poyant!

Come TONIGHT from 5-7PM to see the annual artMOBILE exhibition.  See what these kinds were cooking up just for you!
10/10/2013

Come TONIGHT from 5-7PM to see the annual artMOBILE exhibition. See what these kinds were cooking up just for you!

The start of a wild orange mural at Buttonwood Park.

Join us this Thursday from 5-7pm for the 2013 artMOBILE exhibition!!!This is a hallmark event for children & families th...
10/08/2013

Join us this Thursday from 5-7pm for the 2013 artMOBILE exhibition!!!
This is a hallmark event for children & families throughout the city, showcasing works created by child artists from July-August 2013. See below flyer for more details:

The artMOBILE crew and the purple van will be parked in front of the museum making watercolor Harbor View postcards! Eve...
08/08/2013

The artMOBILE crew and the purple van will be parked in front of the museum making watercolor Harbor View postcards! Everyone is welcome for this all-ages activity.
So, bring your friends and be ready for fun!
No supplies needed.

08/05/2013

This week's artMOBILE project is oil pastel self portraits! This project was inspired by Suzy Shireson's portraits currently on display at NBAM's New Bedford Harbor: In A New Light. Oil pastels have rich color and a smooth, blendable texture that looks almost like oil paints. Come and get your fingers messy with the artMOBILE crew this week!

We hope to see all of the young artists and their families that we worked with this summer for the opening of the artMOB...
08/02/2013

We hope to see all of the young artists and their families that we worked with this summer for the opening of the artMOBILE Exhibition on 10/10/13. This is a free family event with refreshments and plenty of great artwork!

The artMOBILE visits the New Bedford Visitor's Center every Friday morning from 10am to 12pm.
08/02/2013

The artMOBILE visits the New Bedford Visitor's Center every Friday morning from 10am to 12pm.

The start of a wild orange mural at Buttonwood Park.
08/02/2013

The start of a wild orange mural at Buttonwood Park.

We had a busy afternoon at Buttonwood Park. The artMobile crew will be there every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm un...
08/02/2013

We had a busy afternoon at Buttonwood Park. The artMobile crew will be there every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm until the last week of August. We'll be parked between the playground and the elephants!

08/02/2013

Stop by the New Bedford Art Museum on August 8th for an AHA! Night painting activity! We'll be out front from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Artists hard at work at the Great Outdoors event.
07/26/2013

Artists hard at work at the Great Outdoors event.

Big thanks to everyone at the National Park Services and 3rd Eye Open for this year's Great Outdoors event at Buttonwood...
07/26/2013

Big thanks to everyone at the National Park Services and 3rd Eye Open for this year's Great Outdoors event at Buttonwood Park. The artMOBILE crew were making Mash-Up Map collages with some seriously talented young artists!

See our article about artMobile at Southcoasttoday.com
07/24/2013

See our article about artMobile at Southcoasttoday.com

Just over a week until the artMOBILEs hit the roads and visit 20 parks, housing communities, and day programs each week....
06/29/2013

Just over a week until the artMOBILEs hit the roads and visit 20 parks, housing communities, and day programs each week. Check out the 2013 schedule below. We hope to see you soon!!

Week of the Young Child Event April 20th, 2013
04/20/2013

Week of the Young Child Event April 20th, 2013

Setting up; getting ready for your visit!
04/20/2013

Setting up; getting ready for your visit!

artMOBILE will be at the Week of the Young Child Fourteenth Annual Family Enrichment Event taking place this Saturday, A...
04/18/2013

artMOBILE will be at the Week of the Young Child Fourteenth Annual Family Enrichment Event taking place this Saturday, April 20th from 10am-2pm. Bring your children by for a fun-filled day of activities, arts, and resources. The event takes place at the Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical School at 1121 Ashley Boulevard.

Round up some kids and come check out our latest exhibition!  Entry into the museum is FREE Saturday, January 19th, 2013...
01/10/2013

Round up some kids and come check out our latest exhibition! Entry into the museum is FREE Saturday, January 19th, 2013 from 12pm-5pm. On February 2nd, Free storytelling programming from 1pm-1:45pm! Don't miss out...

01/10/2013

“JAWS, CLAWS AND PAWS” FREE
Saturday, February 2, 2013
1 pm to 1:45 pm

Come join Professional Storyteller Karen Chace for her “Jaws, Claws and Paws ~ Animal Stories from Around the World” program at the New Bedford Art Museum on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00 p.m.

Visit Africa, England, Norway, Australia and more, no passport required! Karen’s storytelling program is filled with fun, thoughtful and participatory tales that will spark your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and warm your heart. This program is suitable for families with children from K – 4 grade.

Address

608 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA
02740

General information

Although kids are able to participate for free, the artMOBILE costs roughly $50/child in expenses and has operated from nearly 20 sites over the last 16 years. Visit the NBAM website for more information on how you can support the purple bus or to find the stop closest to you!

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(508) 961-3072

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