Spring Break Art Camp

March 13 – 17, 2023

Explore different media, make a meaningful project, be immersed in Gallup’s art history and scene, and meet local artists!


  • Based out of Studio123 at ART123 Gallery 
  • Designed for kids ages 8 – 13
  • 9am – 3pm each day, Monday – Friday
  • All art materials provided
  • Lunch not provided
  • $150/camper
  • Advanced registration required
  • Camp Staff: Rose Eason (ED, gallupARTS) and Tasha Nez (Program Coordinator, gallupARTS)


  • 9am – 12pm: Art Class with Tasha N.
    Learn mixed media techniques like gelli printing and collage to create a 2D artwork with personal meaning.  
  • 12 – 1pm: Lunch
  • 1 – 2pm: Downtown Walking Field Trip
    Tour the Rex Museum, Gallup Cultural Center, local arts businesses, and public art.
  • 2 – 3pm: Guest Artist Talk/Demo
    Guest artists will include fashion designer and musician Darin Tom, digital media artist and painter Christian Bigwater, tattoo artist Mackenzie “Gents” Cheama, and printmaker Duhon James.



(View and/or download Studio123’s complete policies and procedures.)

  • Drop off is from 8:45 – 9:00am.
  • Children need to be picked up promptly at 3pm.
  • Children should not attend if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness or have tested positive for COVID-19, if anyone in their household is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, or if they have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • gallupARTS will provide drinking water for children, and water bottles are encouraged.
  • Children must bring their own snacks and lunch (with lunch being required).
  • Campers should dress in a manner that allows them to participate in all activities. Smocks/old T-Shirts are encouraged for morning sessions. Walking shoes, sunscreen, hats, jackets as needed depending on weather are encouraged for Walking Field Trips.
  • gallupARTS is not responsible for personal property.
  • gallupARTS is not equipped and will not distribute medication to any person under the age of 18. If a child requires medication while in gallupARTS’ care (including an inhaler), a parent or guardian must be present to administer that medication. Children’s medications will not be stored by gallupARTS.
  • Children are expected to behave in a manner respectful of themselves, each other, instructors, craft materials, and the space.
  • In case of an emergency, gallupARTS will first call provided emergency contact(s). If the emergency is life-threatening, gallupARTS will first call 911, and then call emergency contact(s).
  • gallupARTS reserves the right to refuse service to any child/family who violates its stated policies/procedures.

The Studio program is supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs (www.nmarts.org), and by the National Endowment for the Arts (www.arts.gov).

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