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
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!
Here is a list of all posted lessons; updated here regularly:
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!
Halloween Art Ideas - A whole month's worth of our favorite Halloween-themed art projects you can do at home!
Thanksgiving Art Ideas - A few of our favorite Thanksgiving art ideas - even for your littlest artists!
Autumn Art Ideas for Kids - A few of our favorite Autumn/Fall art project ideas - even for the youngest artists!
Autumn Art Ideas for BIG Kids - Some of our favorite Autumn-themed art project ideas for kids 8 to 14 (or so).
Zendoodle Art for Kids - Learn to turn your sketches and doodles into ZENdoodles! Great for ages 10 and up.
Christmas-themed Art Ideas - A few of our favorite Christmas Art project ideas - for kids of all ages - adults too!
Snowman-themed Art Ideas - See snowmen in a whole new way with these BAC snowman art favorites.
Winter-themed Art Ideas - A selection of our very favorite winter-themed art projects; something for everyone!
Heart Art Ideas - Four of our very favorite heart-themed art project ideas for all ages and abilities; just plain fun!
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with ART - Build a leprechaun trap, paint a rainbow, make shamrock art; pre-K & up.
Easter & Spring Art Ideas - Celebrate Easter and springtime with colorful eggs, bunnies, and cherry blossoms!
Springtime Art Making Ideas - Check out our best windy and rainy art finds: kites, puddles, and umbrellas!
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!