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ARTmobile connects children and families with the visual arts both in person and online. Its purpose is to provide fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. These art projects are adaptable, with limited supplies and are intended to take less than a half-hour to create under the guidance and supervision of the parent or guardian of the child.
 


LEARN FROM HOME

Can't attend our ARTmobile in-person?  We have plenty of educational art projects you can create anytime from your own home! Pablo Center releases weekly ARTmobile@home projects to keep your family connected with the arts. Project previews with a list of materials and supplies will be announced on Facebook the week before with the project videos released the following Thursdays.

Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest for the newest ARTmobile projects releases!


DIY Coloring Booklet
DIY Coloring Booklet
Ever filled in a coloring book and wondered if you could make one yourself? Join us for today’s ARTmobile@home and learn how to DIY a coloring book using art materials you already have at home!

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Melted Crayon Project
Melted Crayon Project
Colorful and easy to personalize, we are painting with melted crayons! Perfect for upcycling broken or unused crayons, join us to learn how to shred and melt crayones to create beautiful speckled art.

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Preserved Flower Project
Preserved Flower Project
As leaves change colors, flowers wilt, and fall turns to winter, join ARTmobile@home in turning your garden upside-down and have fun by preserving your plants and flowers! This is a great way to hold on to the colors of summer and repurpose old bouquets.

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DIY Mini Drum
DIY Mini Drum
What is your favorite instrument? Let's learn about musical instruments from the book "Pokko and the Drum" by Matthew Forsythe and make a mini drum so we can be a part of the band!

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Pablo Picasso Clay Portrait
Pablo Picasso Clay Portrait
We are diving into art history and one of it’s most well-known artists, Pablo Picasso. Exploring the works of Picasso and drawing inspiration from his use of Cubism, we will be creating a clay portrait that reflects and celebrates his art style!

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Music Moves Me : Artwork Inspired by Music
Music Moves Me : Artwork Inspired by Music
In partnership with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, this week’s ARTmobile@home is meant to give your elementary-aged children inspiration to create their own submission for the annual exhibit Music Moves Me: Children's Artwork Inspired by the Music of the Chippewa Valley Symphony from the orchestral piece, The Moldau by BedÅ™ich Smetana.

Join ARTmobile as we get inspired by the sights and sounds of the Vltava river heard in The Moldau and create our very own 3D river scene using tin foil to mimic the reflection of the water!

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Ice Cream Shop Poster
Ice Cream Shop Poster
Do you like ice-cream? Where did ice-cream first come from? How do people make ice-cream? Let us help you learn about the history of ice-cream from Ice-Cream: The Full Scoop, a book written by Gail Gibbons.

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Dinosaur Handprint Painting
Dinosaur Handprint Painting
Let’s take an adventure back in time to the age of dinosaurs.  Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes, join ARTmobile as we imagine our own version of dinosaurs using our handprints!

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Paper Tube Koi Fish
Paper Tube Koi Fish
We take inspiration from Virginia Kroll’s book “A Carp For Kimiko” and make our own Koi fish! We will create a beautiful Koi using simple materials such as paint, paper and glue all while learning more about Japanese culture, and the history of the Koi fish.

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Celebrate Fall Banner
Celebrate Fall Banner
The weather is cooling down and the leaves are beginning to change. Celebrate fall with ARTmobile@home by creating your very own "Happy Fall" banner to get into the spirit of falling leaves, pumpkins, and apple cider!

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DIY Fabric Bowl
DIY Fabric Bowl
Give purpose to your fabric scraps by making a fabric bowl! A fun way to recycle, this activity encourages scissor skills and has the added benefit of being an excellent sensory activity.

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Caterpillar Pen Holder
Caterpillar Pen Holder
How many caterpillars have you seen this summer? Did you know they are baby butterflies?
 
Learn about caterpillars today and create a cool project with us: the Caterpillar Pen Holder!


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Create Your Own Superhero
Create Your Own Superhero

What do you love about superheroes? Is it their strength? Or is it their drive to save the world?

We all have a superhero inside of us too, along with our own superpowers! With this project we're are going to explore our own powers and the qualities that make us great.



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Watercolor Peace Sign
Watercolor Peace Sign
Peace can be an offering, a gratitude for simple things, or time spent with you favorite people. For this project, we are creating watercolor peace signs to follow along with the book “Peace is an Offering” by Author Annette Le Box and Illustrator Stephanie Graegin.

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Letter Scroll Case
Letter Scroll Case
Joins us to learn how to add an extra special component to your cards/notes/letters by learning how to make a letter scroll case!
Inspired by the book “Be Kind” by author Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrator Jen Hill, this ARTmobile@home project is all about how sometimes being kind can just mean doing small things, like saying thank you to someone else.


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Woven Picture
Woven Picture
One of the oldest surviving crafts in the world, weaving can be traced back to thousands of years ago. For this ARTmobile@home project we will be combining the two classic techniques of weaving and painting to create our very own beautiful work of art!

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Teddy Bear Towel Folding
Teddy Bear Towel Folding
Have you heard of Origami? You may think about the Japanese paper folding craft. But Origami can be done with other materials as well! Get ready to feel nostalgic for family vacations by learning how to make a teddy bear shape from towel folding.

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"I Am Enough" Hand Creation

Inspired by the book “I Am Enough” by Grace Byers the ARTmobile@home project is an ode to the empowerment of young girls.

Utilizing collage, coloring, and any decorations you love, this project encourages you to reflect on who you are and what makes you unique.



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Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portrait
Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portrait
Ever tried your hand at a self-portrait? Today we are going to make our own self-portraits inspired by the iconic work of the painter Frida Kahlo!

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Watercolor Butterfly
Watercolor Butterfly
Butterflies float and dance in the air. Let’s create our own butterflies and learn about their anatomy in the process. We’ll use watercolors, paper towels, and twigs to create colorful, floaty creatures.

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DIY Scratch Art
DIY Scratch Art
Get crafty with your kids and take coloring to the next level! Create your own scratch art sheet, a favorite craft of many growing up, and learning to examine the dark parts of an image be removing color to create an image instead of adding. 

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Recycled Yogurt Lid Sun-Catcher
Recycled Yogurt Lid Sun-Catcher
The days are getting longer and brighter with the summer sun. This week with ARTmobile@home, learn how to recycle your plastic lids to catch rays with homemade sun-catchers.

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Tissue Paper Flower
Tissue Paper Flower
With spring and summer come lots of rainy days. Even on those rainy days we can still enjoy the flowers, so we'll just make some of our own!

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Scrap Paper Mosaic
Scrap Paper Mosaic

Do you like puzzles and using your imagination? We are going to create a beautiful mosaic picture using up-cycled colored paper scraps to create objects or patterns.
You might get carried away and mosaic your whole room!



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Rockin' Snail
Rockin' Snail

Create these rocking snails from home with ARTmobile this week! Can you make the snails different sizes? How could you decorate a black shell? Get creative and try making a whole snail family!



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Flowerpot Creature
Flowerpot Creature

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! We're celebrating with ARTmobile@home and making our own flowerpot creature!
These flowerpot creatures come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are downright wild, so get creative, have fun, and plant something beautiful!



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Colors of the Rainbow
Colors of the Rainbow

What are the colors of the rainbow and what do they mean? Let’s explore the spectrum by making a rainbow with paper plates, cotton balls, string and beads. We’ll create a colorful work of art to remind us of the beauty of our planet, and the art of nature. 



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Rainbow Fish Project
Rainbow Fish Project
"Such a pretty creature! Would you share with us some of your sparkles, Rainbow Fish?” “Yes, I would, because I want to make everyone happy!”
Sharing is caring. Let’s create one of the most beautiful creatures in the ocean together and share your projects with each other.

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Wellness Banner Project
Wellness Banner Project
What are the things we can do every day to keep healthy and happy? Let's create a wellness banner to remind us. Make a flag that has a helpful hint like “Step Outside” or “Read a Book” and put them all together to inspire wellness throughout our day.

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Photosynthesis Mobile Project
Photosynthesis Mobile Project
Spring is in the air! How do green leaves form on trees? Let’s find out together. We’ll create a mobile that shows the cycle of photosynthesis made from materials found in your home and branches you can find on a walk.

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Easter Egg Project
Easter Egg Project

Easter is coming, and it is time for this little chick to break out of it’s shell. Wait a minute, how come this shell is so colorful? Does anyone know? Oh, that’s us! Join the Artmobile and make your own beautiful paper Easter’s egg.



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Salvador Dali Draw Your Dreams Project
Salvador Dali Draw Your Dreams Project

Ever wake up from a strange dream? Ever wish that your fantasy like dream was real? This Saturday we’re going to explore our dreams and draw our favorite strange dream using oil pastels, watercolor paint, colored pencils, crayons, markers, and more



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