School-At-Home ART Club

 

In an abundance of caution, we have chosen to close our downtown location to observe Idaho's stay-at-home directive and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

However, we WANT our students to KEEP MAKING ART! We understand that  the creative process is valuable and meaningful, especially in stressful or uncertain times. It is an essential means of self-expression, relaxation, fun, and enjoyment. With that being said,

 

we are now "artists-in-residence!"

 

The goal of the Blackfoot ART Center is to help our students (meaning everyone!) to continue to be creative, imaginative art-makers.  To achieve this, we are posting art lessons, activities, and project ideas on our weblog. To participate, simply visit our weblog to learn more and to follow along!

 

n  Lessons will include step-by-step instructions and sample artwork, printable art handouts, and helpful links to additional art instruction websites, videos, and tutorials. 
n  Art supplies needed for most lessons will be common or easily found household materials and recyclables.
n  We will post lessons and project ideas as often as possible. Students are free to decide which projects they would like to do and when to do them.
n  Submit photos of your completed artwork! We would love to post your artwork on our weblog or here on our website or on our Facebook page! Simply take a photo of the artwork and email it to us at blackfootartcenter.gmail.com.
n  If a lesson suggestion sparks an original art project idea, or if an artist has a unique art-making idea of his/her own, by all means - create it! Originality and creative thinking are what art is all about. Remember to send us a photo of your artwork!

Here is a list of all posted lessons; updated here weekly:

 

Family Drawing Games - Six drawing games

Collaborative Drawing Games - Three drawing games

Fill Up Your Paper Drawing Challenges - Three fun challenges

Draw and Paint a Bunny - Three different ways

Easter Egg Art - Four Pysansky egg art ideas + another just for fun!

Every Kid Needs A Sketchbook - Why, and how to make your own

Every Kid Needs a Sketchbook 2 - Getting into the sketchbook habit

Be a Doodler! - Why doodling is good for your brain, doodle games

Wildlife in the City - A fun Earth Day photography project

Earth Day ART Ideas - Celebrate Earth Day with even more nature-based art projects for all ages!

Silly Alphabet Drawing Game - Create your own personal alphabet by yourself or play the game! 

Expanding Drawing Skills series:

Part 1 - Ready! Set! Action! - Add motion and action to your drawings! Learning video plus seven fun projects! 

Part 2 - Storytelling Through Art! - Learn to tell stories by drawing and making your own comic book!

Part 3 - Drawing from Life - Sharpen your drawing skills by sketching and drawing the things around you.

Part 3 (cont.) - Drawing My Room - Learn to observe and draw an "interior," such as your bedroom - or any room!