Free Family Art Kits

From July – December 2020, gallupARTS will be providing Gallup area youth and families monthly Free Family Art Kits. Kits will include all the necessary supplies and step-by-step instructions for one or more projects. All the free family art kit projects are designed to be structured as well as open-ended. Learn a new skill and then run with your own ideas.

Free Family Art Kits will be available for pickup on a first-come-first-served basis at ART123 Gallery from 12 – 4pm on designated days.

Saturday, July 18: 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.

Friday, August 7: 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

Friday, September 4: Harvest Time Kit
Make jumbo paper flowers and rain-sticks from recycled materials, tissue paper, and beads.

Friday, October 2: 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.

Friday, November 6: Pipe Cleaner Magic Kit
Discover the magic of pipe cleaners. Twist them into beautiful beaded ears of corn and flower rings. 

Friday, December 4: Winter Fun Kit
In honor of Gallup’s Balloon Rally, learn origami and make a hot air balloon. Also create a one-of-a-kind collaged holiday card to send to a loved one.

Instructional Videos
(Click link to view video.)

  • Salt Painting Kit

  • Spin a Yarn Kit

  • Harvest Time Kit

  • Happy Halloween Kit

  • Pipe Cleaner Magic Kit

  • Winter Fun Kit

Funding for this 6-month program is provided by the WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the CARES Act of 2020.

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