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

1,400 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 – Rainbow Wall Hanging by Diné artist Tasha N.
  • May 29 – Mini Accordion Books by Amer-Asian artist Dana Aldis
  • June 26 – Graphic Lettering + Father’s Day Cards by A:Shiwi 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: Rainbow Wall Hanging by Diné artist Tasha N.

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

Download the Rainbow Wall Hanging written instructions here

View the video tutorial here.

May 29, 2021: Mini Accordion Book by Amer-Asian artist Dana Aldis

Cut, fold and bind a mini accordion book to fill with poems, drawings, summer adventure stories, observations, and inspirational messages this spring!

Download the Mini Accordion Book written instructions here.

View the video tutorial here

June 19: Activity Book + Father’s Day Cards

Zuni artist Mackenzie Cheama created a tattoo-style activity book for you color, cut and paste into a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day cards for the special datchu / shizhé’é / dad in your life–hand-lettering guide included!

Download the Father’s Day Card written instructions here.

View the video tutorial here.

 

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