Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

Camp Create

June 27-30, 2023 : 9 am – 3:00 pm

ArtStart’s Camp Create for Teens is geared for youth ages 13 years+ who want to explore their artist within as they work side- by-side with professional artists to create art inspired by a specific culture.

ArtStart’s Camp Create for Teens is geared for youth who want to explore their imagination through a variety of art media, learn about the arts of a culture, and gain new skills in making art. Designed to inspire creativity and gain insights about a specific culture, these classes encourage participants to think outside the box, see people and things with new eyes, and gain new art skills and techniques using different art media. The theme of Camp Create 2023 is Passport to Egypt and Turkey: Countries At a Cultural Crossroads. Camp Create includes 4 different arts experiences for the 4-day camp.

Camp Create participants may apply for an internship to work with artists who are teaching in the younger children’s 2-week camp, Passport to Egypt and Turkey. Interns receive a small stipend.

Registration deadline: June 9, 2023

Scholarships available.

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13-17 years
Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN

Internship Training and Camp Set-up:
Thursday, July 6, 2023

Early Bird Registration:
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10 am-4 pm at ArtStart’s ArtScraps 1459 St. Clair Ave. Saint Paul, MN or on-line.

Mixed Media-Mummy Magic and More
The practice of preserving a body as a mummy is widespread across the globe. In ancient Egypt everyone except for criminals, was entitled to be embalmed and receive a decent burial. Join artist Jeanette Dickinson to uncover the secrets of mummification from canopic jars to sarcophagi. Then create your own mummy and sarcophagus!

Architecture-From Pyramids to Obelisks
Learn about the Great Pyramids of Giza, built on the banks of the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt. As tombs for the Pharaohs, pyramids were filled with objects to accompany the ruler into the next world. They were often flanked by obelisks. Work with artist Laurie Witzkowski to create your own pyramid and obelisk.What will be in your pyramid?

Textiles-Crochet Turkish Style
Turkish crochet, called Oya and is a type of thread crochet that uses a small hook and specific types of stitches to create delicate designs. Work with artist Julie Boada to learn the basics of  crochet. Then try your hand at Oya crocheting to create a piece of wearable art.

Film-Yeşilçam-The Hollywood of Turkey
In the 1960’s Turkey produced affordable movies so everyone in Turkey could see them. Known as Yeşilçam, many films featured super heroes like Super Man or Cat Woman.  Work with Gustavo Boada to draw and colorize your own super hero story and adapt it as a crankie, a moving picture technique.

Paying it Forward

One of the ways older ArtStart campers can turn their knowledge and skill learned in Camp CREATE into action, is to assist artists and staff as interns in ArtStart’s Passport to Egypt and Turkey camp for younger children ages 4-12 years. Interns work side-by- side with professional teaching artists to assist in the classroom.

The internship program is for youth ages 13 years & older. There are 16 openings for full-day internships this year. Interns receive a stipend each week.

To be considered for an internship both new and returning interns should:
1) Fill out an application and send it in by the deadline;
2) Register for Camp Create offered June 27-30, 2023 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Deadline to apply for the internship is April 28, 2023

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