Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

CAMP CREATE: Tues- Fri, June 25-28, 2024

ArtStart’s Camp CREATE   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.

Camp Create is perfect 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 2024 is Passport to Brazil: At One with Nature. Camp Create includes 4 different arts experiences for the camp June 25-28, 2024.

Early Bird : 5% off until Feb. 1
Full day = $356.25/week (earlybird code CREATE24)

Tuition after Feb. 1
Full day = $375/week

Partial scholarships are available.

Confirmation letters and directions sent out about three weeks before the start of class.

Full day students need to bring a lunch. Lunch is supervised. Children should also bring a morning and afternoon fruit break.

13-17 years

9am – 3pm

Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN

Before June 1: You may transfer to another camp with no fee. Cancellations will be issued in full (minus 7% + tax).
After June 1: Cancellations will not be refunded. You may transfer your registration from one child to another or to another camp if space is available.

Postcards from Brazil
From vibrant rainforest landscapes to coastal seascapes to street scenes, life in Brazil is colorful and filled with a kind of indescribable energy. Work with artist Sophia Crosby to look at modern Brazilian art work. Then learn to create gorgeous artworks that capture the essence of Brazil.

Spirits of the Rainforest
The art of mask making, rooted in the traditions of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest region, is fast becoming a lost art. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to create your own mask inspired by those of indigenous people who still maintain a deep connection to nature.

Rainforest Inspirations
Taking inspiration from the colorful flowers and insects of the Amazon rainforest, work with artist Julie Boada to learn two textile techniques: weaving using a backstrap loom, and stenciling with fabric paint. Then create beautiful pieces to decorate your room or give as a gift.

Journey South
Learn about the Fall journey south of Minnesota songbirds and the environmental challenges they face as they winter in the tropical rainforests. Join artist Laurie Witzkowski and create your lovely bird puppets using a variety of art media.

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 2-week Passport to Brazil 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 apply for an internship both new and returning interns should complete the following by April 26, 2024:
1. Fill out the application for interns by April 26. You will receive notification regarding the internship within one week.
2. Register for Camp Create offered June 25-28, 2024 from 9 am-3 pm.

If you are selected, reserve Tuesday, July 2 from 10 am-3 pm for Internship Training and Camp set-up.

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