Let's make some ART!
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.
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3D Dandelion Painting
Read along with us as we explore Ame Dyckman’s book "Dandy," and use the common dandelion to create a 3D painting that showcases its beauty. Learn More
Funky Monster Wind Chime
This week with ARTmobile@home, we will be getting creative with some upcycled materials to create our very own "funky monster" wind chimes! Learn More
Inspired by “Jack and the Beanstalk”, this week ARTmobile@home will be creating our very own beanstalk as we learn about one of the oldest known folk tales! Learn More
Paper Mache Masquerade Mask
This week we are traveling back in time to the Italian Renaissance. Join ARTmobile@home as we make and learn the history behind masquerade masks! Learn More
3D Flamenco Dancer
Let’s take a trip to Spain and learn about the traditional dance of Flamenco and the music that accompanies it! This week with ARTmobile@home, we will be using simple materials to create a 3D Flamenco dancer. Learn More
Changing Seasons Artwork
Here in the Midwest, we experience four seasons. This week with ARTmobile@home we are going to explore the seasons that we experience and why they occur! Learn More
This week with ARTmobile@home we’re raiding the kitchen and using salt to create a 3-D painting! Learn More
Paper Plate Polar Bear - Arctic Circle Series
We're adventuring back north with our Arctic Circle series, and this time ARTmobile is diving into the chilly world of the polar bear! Learn More
Window Yarn Snowflake
This week with ARTmobile@home, enjoy the beauty of winter’s snow from the comfort of your house as we craft yarn snowflakes! Learn More
Yarn Love Bug
This week with ARTmobile@home, prepare for the season of love by making your very own love bugs. Give this cute Love Bug as a Valentine's Day gift or keep it for yourself! Learn More
Paper Plate Walrus - Arctic Circle Series
It’s getting chilly out there! Stay warm inside and learn about the creatures that thrive within the arctic. This week we will be creating our very own paper plate walruses! Learn More
Celebrate yourself and what makes you unique with a watercolor self-portrait! Learn More
Pipe Cleaner Chameleon
Join us as we take inspiration from the book "A Color of His Own" by Leo Lionni and making chameleons out of pipe cleaners! Learn More
Paper Roll Frame
Do you have a favorite place to go? Or a special moment to share? Let’s keep the memories inside a frame made out of recycled paper rolls. Learn More
What is your favorite dinosaur? This week we are making our very own dinosaur eggs and learn about these creature that lives millions and millions of years ago.
Arctic Fox - Arctic Circle Series
With the weather getting colder, it's starting to feel like winter. This week with ARTmobile@home we're traveling even further north to the Arctic Circle to learn all about the arctic fox! Learn More
Turkey Day Magnet
Happy Thanksgiving! This week with ARTmobile@home, we are going to be making a popsicle stick turkey that you can use to hang on your fridge, once you've finished your holiday meal. Learn More
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! Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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! Learn More
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! Learn More
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 Bedřich 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! Learn More
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. Learn More
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! Learn More
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. Learn More
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! Learn More
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. Learn More
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!
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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.
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! Learn More
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. Learn More
"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. Learn More
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! Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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! Learn More
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. Learn More
You might get carried away and mosaic your whole room!
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! Learn More
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! We're celebrating with ARTmobile@home and making our own flowerpot creature! Learn More
These flowerpot creatures come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are downright wild, so get creative, have fun, and plant something beautiful!
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
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 Learn More