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KIDSART art program is a creative way to share our passion for the arts and education. Kids and teens of all ages will find the Borrego Art Institute an inviting place to explore, learn and make art. We are dedicated to discover innovative ways to inspire young artists of all levels as they explore our exhibitions and create their own artwork in our bright, inviting art gallery and the ArtPark gardens. Whether your child is just learning or is already very skilled, our projects are fun, challenging, and kid-tested to inspire confidence.



The Photography Program

With professional photographer Tom Hogan

An exciting aspect of the KidsArt photography program has been the inclusion of the Photography Workshop for 4th and 5th-grade students. Instructed by professional photographers, students are provided with cameras and equipment thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Instructed on thinking creatively and capture their vision digitally, students are given the opportunity to take an annual field trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and photograph subjects that captured their imagination. The best work from each student is entered into the Anza Borrego Foundation Photo Contest, with the BAI students capturing top awards each year in the youth division.

The 2018 class completed a video titled “Big Little Town” which was shown during the Borrego Film Festival. If you missed this video, turn up your sound and click on https://vimeo.com/246308644.


Join us for FREE

KidsArt is FREE FOR ALL kids, including our out-of-town visitors. This marvelous program is made possible through private donations.

Sign up for our monthly free newsletter to keep informed about our monthly take-away art projects. Sign up for newsletter here. Classes are announced in the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

Schools and organizations interested in a multi-class KidsArt program are encouraged to email ArtFarm@BorregoArtInstitute.

October ArtBag is ready to pick up!

KidsArt is kicking off its free take-home art program for kids of all ages. Local and visitor kids can pick up this art project for free (till supply last) in the Gallery during our opening hours (Tuesday-Sunday 10-4). The art bag includes a fun new project each month.

October; this month it is geared to Halloween, decorate your Mask.

Paper masks and all the decorations needed are included. Of course, we like to encourage you to add some fun things of your own and show off your creativity. In addition, we encourage the children to enter their creations into our monthly competition to win a fun prize.

How to enter the competition?

Take a photo with your cell phone, include your name and phone number and send your entry to (818) 481218. We will call you if you are a winner!


Borrego Art Institute KidsArt Program

We encourage your child to explore their creative side

What began in 2005 as a modest collaboration with the Borrego Springs Unified School District, has blossomed into an art program that provides field trips, weekend lessons, during and after school instruction. Thanks to private donors every child in Borrego has the opportunity to participate in one of the many KidsArt opportunities.

Lessons are designed for children ages 5 – 18 and enrollment is available for public schools, charter schools, homeschool programs, youth organizations, families, and individuals.

KidsArt programs are a fun, creative way to improve skills and build confidence in a relaxing environment. Art instructors are dedicated to discovering innovative ways to inspire young artists through the use of gallery exhibits, photography, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, pottery, and the ArtPark gardens.

Whether your child is exploring the arts or honing their style, KidsArt projects are fun, challenging, and kid-tested to inspire confidence!




Open Tuesday - Sunday, from 10 am - 4 pm.
Closed on Monday.


© Borrego Art institute 2021

Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

not-for-profit corporation

Gallery & ArtPark

Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive, at Christmas Circle

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA 92004


Phone: (760) 767.5152
Email: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org

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