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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 middle school students. Instructed by photographer Tom Hogan, students are provided with entry level DSLR cameras, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

With an emphasis on creative thinking, observation, and self esteem building, students have the opportunity to take field trips to places around the Borrego Springs area, such as the Anza Borrego State Park, Balboa Park in San Diego, the Palm Springs Art Museum, and more. There, they can photograph subjects that captured their imagination, and bring that subject to life in a Digital Darkroom. 

Space in the program is currently limited to six (6) students, but hopes are to expand.

The 2018 class completed a video“Big Little Town” which was shown during the Borrego Film Festival. If you missed this video, turn up your sound and click below!

Borrego Art Institute KidsArt Program

We encourage your child to explore their creative side

Lessons are designed for children ages 6 – 18 and enrollment is available for public schools, charter schools, homeschool programs, youth organizations, families, and individuals. KidsArt programs are always FREE. Parents may stay to participate after they have signed their children in.

2023 FREE KidsArt Program Schedule

Community Resource Center 
(Old Library)
587 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 125 
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

March 18, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Saturday)

Treasures of Anza Borrego State Park 
Visitors come to the Borrego Valley to enjoy all of nature’s desert treasures. The plants, animals, rock formations with its changing light and colors. Artists come from all over to express what they see and feel about our desert home. Students will explore landscape painting in watercolor and other types of color media. 15 children limit. Registration Required.

April 8 & 15 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Saturdays)

The Garden Life of Borrego Springs 
Borrego Springs, a desert, has a long history of growing food and flowers. Lots of groundwater and sunny, warm days saw farms, orchards and vineyards sprout up everywhere. Students will celebrate the garden life of Borrego by drawing and constructing hive inspired shadow boxes. 
15 children limit. Registration Required.

Please register here as art supplies for this class are
provided for the number of attendees.

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

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.

Schools and organizations interested in a multi-class KidsArt program are encouraged to email

Open Wednesday - Sunday  
10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Borrego Art Institute is a 501 (c) 3

not-for-profit corporation. 

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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

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