Free Family Art Kits

gallupARTS’ Free Family Art Kits are designed to be structured as well as open-ended. Learn a new skill and then run with your own ideas!

 

Round 1: July – December 2020

1,350 distributed to 450+ families.

Funding provided by the WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act of 2020.

 

Round 2: April – June 2021

The second round of Free Family Art Kits will feature projects designed by local artists. Distributions will be on last Saturdays from 12 – 4pm at ART123 Gallery. First come first served. Children do not need to be present. (Masks required.)

  • April 24 – Guest Artist Tasha N.
  • May 29 – Guest Artist Dana Aldis
  • June 26 – Guest Artist Mackenzie Cheama

Funding provided by New Mexico Arts.

Find download-able written instructions (including materials lists) and links to YouTube video tutorials below for current and past Kits! 

July 2020: Salt Painting Kit
Learn how to create a sandpainting-esque artwork using glue, salt and watercolor paint. Then, let your creativity shine! Create landscapes, abstracts, still lifes—whatever you can imagine.

    • Get the written instructions for the Salt Painting Kit here.
    • Watch the video tutorial for the Salt Painting Kit here

August 2020: Spin a Yarn Kit
Create turtles, butterflies or animals of your own invention from colorful yarn and popsicle sticks. 

    • Get the written instructions for the Spin a Yarn Kit here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the turtle here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the butterfly here

September 2020: Harvest Time Kit
Make jumbo paper flowers and rain-sticks from recycled materials, tissue paper, and beads.

    • Get the written instructions for the Harvest Time Kit here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the paper flowers here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the rain sticks here

October 2020: Happy Halloween Kit
What creature can you turn a paper plate into with just scissors, markers and glue? A lion, an alien, a ladybug, a cow? Make your own mask and also sculpt and paint a silly or scary clay monster.

    • Get the written instructions for the Happy Halloween Kit here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the clay monsters here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the paper plate masks here

November 2020: Pipe Cleaner Magic Kit
Discover the magic of pipe cleaners. Twist them into beautiful beaded ears of corn and flower rings. 

    • Get the written instructions for the Pipe Cleaner Magic Kit here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the pipe cleaner rings here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the beaded corn here

December 2020: Winter Fun Kit

Celebrate the season with miniature hot air balloons (in honor of the Red Rock Balloon Rally) and pop-up and picture wheel holiday cards!

    • Get the written instructions for the Winter Fun Kit here
    • Watch the video tutorial for the holiday cards here
    • Watch the video for the hot air balloons here

April 24, 2021: Guest Artist Tasha N. 

Create a personality-filled, happy-go-lucky rainbow wall hanging from a variety of types of paper.

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