Art-From-Home Projects

With art classes and workshops cancelled for the forseeable future at ART123 Gallery, we encourage you to pursue artistic endeavors and
stay engaged with Gallup’s creative community from home!

Zines & Artist Trading Cards

1,000 Paper Cranes
for Gallup

 Learn how to cut and fold zines to make an instructional booklet for Artist Trading Cards.
Then, participate in our Artist Trading Card exchange!

Gallup, let’s make 1,000 paper cranes to hang in the windows of ART123 Gallery as a testament to our community’s resliance! 

Part 1: Zines
(a.k.a. mini books)

  1. Download and print the “Artist Trading Cards: The What, The How and More!” zine.
  2. Download and print instructions for cutting and folding a zine. (Or watch the below video.)
  3. Cut and fold the “Artist Trading Cards: The What, The How and More!” zine.
  4. Ta-da! You made a zine.
  5. Now make another or move on to Part 2!

Part 2: Artist Trading Card Exchange

  1. Read the “Artist Trading Cards: The What, The How, and More!” instructional booklet (or watch the the below video starting at minute 6:29).
  2. Make Artist Trading Cards (2.5″ x 3.5″ original 2D works of art).
  3. Send your Artist Trading Cards to gallupARTS at 123 W. Coal Ave. Gallup, NM 87301.
  4. Receive Artist Trading Cards in return!

How to Fold a Paper Crane

  1. Watch Gallup artist Dana Aldis’ video tutorial (below). 
  2. Fold as many origami paper cranes as you can. 
  3. Send your paper cranes to gallupARTS at 123 W. Coal Ave. Gallup, NM 87301.
  4. See them in ART123 Gallery’s window starting this June!

The Story of 1,000 Paper Cranes

It is Japanese legend that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Some versions of the story believe that accomplishing this feat brings happiness and eternal good luck. 1,000 cranes are folded because in Japanese folklore, cranes are mystical creatures that live 1,000 years.

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