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Childrens Concert with the Saint Paul Civic Symphony

Free! Special Family Event

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Music Is Out of This World
What happens when characters from Star Wars, the movie, attend a classical music concert? Discover the answer for yourself at one of the Twin Cities most fun, interactive, and free family events for all ages-the Saint Paul Civic Symphony Children’s Concert in collaboration with artists from ArtStart!

Led by artists and performers from ArtStart, the concert features an original composition “The Three Little Birds – A Tale from Guinea, West Africa” composed by Jan Gilbert for symphony orchestra and performers from Duniya Dance & Drum ensemble.

TIME:
2 pm Pre-concert art activities with ArtStart artists and dancers
         Make sure to come at 2:00 because you will need all the time to make art!
3 pm Concert performance with the symphony and audience participation

LOCATION: Mount Zion Synagogue – Margolis Hall, 1300 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

AGE: Adults, pre-school, ages 6-12 years & teens

A Children’s Concert featuring the music of Aaron Copland, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, John Williams and an original composition, The Three Little Birds by Minnesota composer, Jan Gilbert.

See you at the concert and ‘May the force be with you!’

 

Handicap Accessible

ASL interpreter available upon request

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Summer Arts Camp St. Paul

July 10-14 & July 17-21, 2017

Grab your passport, 4-12 year olds, join ArtStart artists on an unforgettable
adventure to Africa through the arts!

FROM GABON TO SENEGAL
The first week travel to the countries of Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, and Senegal and experience community life. Work with artists and performers from those cultures, as well as experienced and skilled ArtStart teaching artists. Morning classes offer drawing, dioramas, drumming, dance, and drama. A highlight of the afternoon is stilt walking, an art form found throughout Africa.

FROM TANZANIA TO SOUTH AFRICA
The second week go on a Nature Safari to Sub Saharan East Africa! Through drawing and painting, mosaic work, book arts, and wearable art capture the beauty and wonder of the animals who live on the Serengeti and in the Indian Ocean. Highlights of the afternoon include Tinga Tinga painting, puppetry and storytelling, creating clay animals and tiles and more.

Pre-school children ages 4-5 years register for “A Start with the Arts” offered morning only both weeks.
Youth ages 13 years and older register for “Camp CREATE”, a studio-based camp offered June 19-22 with classes that parallel the theme of Africa.

Book Your Flight to Africa Through the Arts Now!

Register By Mail
Full Brochure

Tuition:
Ages 4-5: A Start with the Arts $145
Ages 6-12: Half Day: $150, Full Day: $295
Aftercare available until 5pm at $7.00/day

Deadline
Friday, June 16, 2017 but classes fill very quickly. We support children attending camp with a friend and will place them in the same class. Half day offered both morning and afternoon. Class ratio: 1 teacher/15 students. Confirmation letters and directions sent out June 23, 2017. In addition, partial scholarships are available.

Discounts
ArtStart Members*: Receive a 10% discount!

Cancellation Fees
June 5- July 1: 20% of registration fee forfeited
July 2- July 9: 50% of registration fee forfeited
July 10 or later: 100% of registration fee forfeited


Location:
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN

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

After Care
After care is supervised and unstructured so that children can relax. Children are free to bring games, or books and to make art on their own. If we show videos, we like to provide further learning about a culture through documentaries or stories. Extended day students should also bring an additional snack.

Informances
Each Friday family and friends of pre- schoolers and school age children are invited to attend ArtStart’s Informance where children share their art work and performances created throughout the week. A flyer will be sent home mid-week announcing the time and place of the Friday Informance.



WEEK ONE: JULY 10-14, 2017 COMMUNITY LIFE: Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, and Senegal

MORNING CLASSES 8:30 -11:45 AM

401 DRAWING & PAINTING
Wildlife Of West Africa
Work with artist Felice Amato and learn skills in drawing and painting inspired by the wildlife who live in the forests, savanna and Ashanti uplands of Ghana. The hornbill, the colobus, the elephant and others come to life as you use pencil, craypas, and paint to capture the spirit of these amazing animals.

402 MIXED MEDIA
Of Gorillas And Other Primates
The country of Gabon, West Africa, is home to lowland gorillas, lemurs and other primates. About 85 percent of Gabon is covered by rainforest – a perfect habitat for primates. Learn about rainforest habitat, the community life of these primates and create a diorama of the rainforest with your favorite primates.

403 DRUMMING & DANCE
The Circle of Life
Master drummer Fode Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa, and dancer Whitney McCluskey combine their talents to take you on a whirlwind tour of Guinea. Learn about Guinean culture as you practice authentic African drumming and African dance patterns. Then perform at our community celebration.

404 MASKMAKING
Inspired By The Ashanti
Learn about the carved wooden masks of the Ashanti people of Ghana with artists Julie and Gustavo Boada. Create your own mask inspired by the Ashanti people using papier mache over a clay base. Then paint your mask and wear it to our community celebration.

405 DRAMA
Drama From Ghana And More
Actor T. Mychael Rambo takes the stage at ArtStart this summer! Work with T. Mychael to learn about the culture of Ghana through stories. Develop skills in voice production, characterization, and movement as you dramatize a favorite West African folktale. Then you take the stage at our community celebration!


AFTERNOON CLASSES 12:30-3:45 PM

406 INSTRUMENT MAKING
The African Drum
Ghana Mbaye, master drummer from Senegal, West Africa teaches how to make an authentic African drum. He provides all of the materials shipped directly from West Africa for this amazing opportunity. Then join the drum circle and perform on your drum at our community celebration. Additional materials fee: $120

407 TEXTILE ARTS
Adinkra Symbols Of Wisdom
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. Each symbol has a special meaning. Work with artist Anne Sawyer-Aitch to create adinkra designs and print them on cloth. Then wear your Adinkra to our celebration.

408 BEAD ARTS
Of Colors And Patterns
The majority of beads in Ghana are made by the Ashanti and Krobo people in the Krobo region. Beads are worn in ceremonies, festivals and parades. Work with artist Julie Boada to create your own bead work using glass beads and seed beads. Additional materials fee: $10

409 DANCE
Swings The Thing!
Popular swing dances like the Jitterbug and Hand Jive have their roots in the wide African diaspora. Dancer Christopher Yaeger shares the origin and history of these trends as you learn historic dance steps and popular dance rhythms. Then explore their influences in today’s dance and music. Dance, Improvise and Perform from the Jazz age to today.

410 STILTING
WalkIng Tall
Stilt walking has been part of celebrations for millennia including many African celebrations. Walk tall and learn the art of stilt walking with artist Gustavo Boada. Then lead the ArtStart pageant into the community celebration. Limited to 12 students/age group.


WEEK TWO: JULY 17-21, 2017 ON SAFARI: Tanzania, Kenya and Beyond

MORNING CLASSES 8:30 -11:45 AM

501 DRAWING & PAINTING
A Nature Safari
Imagine you are on a nature safari to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Working with artist Karen Anderson, learn about park wildlife – herds of wildebeests and zebras, magnificent elephants, lions, and giraffes. Then use a variety of drawing and painting materials to capture your trip on paper.

502 MOSAICS
Putting The Pieces Together
Join naturalist Larry Wade and artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn about ocean life along coastal ecosystems of east Africa. Learn about mangrove forests, coral reefs, shark whales, stingrays, moray eels, and more. Then create a mosaic tile of your favorite animal. Additional materials fee: $10

503 BOOK ARTS
Big & Small cats of Africa
The wild cats of Africa include big cats like the lion, cheetah and leopard as well as small wild cats such as the caracal, serval and black-footed cat. Work with artist Meg Erke to create your own personal Book of African Cats using a variety of art materials and have a roarin’ good time!

504 TEXTILES
Safari Inspired-Wearable Art
Learn about the textiles of Tanzania and Kenya with an artist. Then using the fabric printmaking process, design and print your own fabric using animal and plant images of the forest, plains, and rivers of the region. Then proudly wear your art for our community celebration.

505 DANCE
Leaping Leopards & Other Great Moves
Twist, run, leap! as you create your own dances inspired by the amazing wildlife of the Serengeti plain! Work alone and in groups as dancer Christopher Yaeger helps you choreograph your dances. Then perform for our community celebration.

The art work featured in this brochure is by children enrolled in previous ArtStart camps.

AFTERNOON CLASSES 12:30-3:45 PM

506 DRAWING & PAINTING
Tinga Tinga Style
Edward Tingatinga, a native of Tanzania, began a style of painting called Tinga Tinga in the 1960s, using vibrant colors, exaggeration, and repeated patterns. Much of his art was sold to tourists. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn about Tingatinga and create art inspired by this style.

507 MIXED MEDIA
Games & Dolls
Mancala is considered one of the oldest games in the world. Work with artist Megan Monson to create a Mancala board and play the game with friends. Then create a Ndebele doll, inspired by authentic Ndebele dolls made by the Zulu people of South Africa, and learn about its significance.

508 PUPPETRY/STORYTELLING
Bringing The Rain To Kapiti Plain
The Kapiti Plain is located in Kenya, Africa. Listen to the story Bringing Rain to Kapiti Plain. Work with artists Julie and Gustavo Boada to create puppets of the diverse wildlife of the Kapiti Plain and retell the story through puppetry and special sound effects.

509 INSTRUMENT MAKING
The Gourd Rattle
Take a fascinating musical journey through Tanzania with composer and instrument builder Douglas Ewart. Make your own ikinyuguri or gourd rattle. Then turn it into a work of art through careful decoration using traditional patterns and motifs. Additional materials fee: $10

510 CLAY
Wildlife Of The Serenegti
Work with artist Karen Anderson to create a bas relief tile (ages 6-8 years) and a clay animal statue (ages 9-12 years) inspired by animals of the Serengeti. Work with a variety of clay tools and learn different clay techniques as you create your masterpiece. Additional materials fee: $10


A Start with the Arts


Morning Section: 8:30-11:40 am

Tuition: $145/week

A Start With the Arts meets daily Monday-Friday and offers 4-5 year-olds the opportunity to work with an artist and explore the art, culture, and wildlife of Sub-Saharan Africa through singing, movement, drama, art making and other hands-on activities.

The program for pre-schoolers parallels the school-age program in theme and content-West Africa July 10-14 and East Africa July 17-21. A Start With the Arts children share their art work and perform at the Friday school-age informance.


Camp Create for Teens
ArtStart’s Camp Create for Teens is geared for youth who want to explore their imagination through a variety of art media and gain new skills in making art.

 

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Adult & Teen Art Classes

Unlocking the Artist Within

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All art materials provided. CEU’s available for educators.
A new program of ArtStart, these classes are taught by artists on the ArtStart roster. Many processes and techniques can be adapted for teaching the project to youth and younger teens.
Teens ages 16+ receive a 25% discount on the class fee; educators a 15% discount.

Book ArtsPaste Paper and Japanese Side-sewn Books
Paste Paper is one of the oldest techniques used by book binders and artists to create decorative book covers and end pages, dating back to the 16th century. In first session artist Meg Erke helps you create a variety of decorative papers using this historic technique. In the second session you use your favorite papers to create a hard cover, hand bound book (a binding technique for an album, journal or sketchbook) using the Japanese Side Sewn technique. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: BA-011
DATES: Wed. February 15 & 22
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $52 member/ $64 non-member

The Art of the Altered Book
Working with artist Dixie Crabtree, transform the well- worn book into a one-of-a-kind journal using the technique
of gel printing, collage, and drawing. An exciting way to repurpose a discarded book, the journal makes a perfect gift for a friend or as a gift to yourself. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: BA-013
DATE: Thursday, February 23
TIME: 6:15-8:30 pm
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Billions of Books
Artist Meg Erke covers basic book binding lingo and techniques from envelope binding to accordion binding to pocket bindings. Guided by Meg, you create small hand- bound books using these techniques. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: BA-012
DATE: Thursday, April 6
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

creativewritingCreative Writing for Experienced Poets
Poet Margaret Hasse facilitates this small writing workshop for experienced poets published or working toward publication. There are no openings in the class at this time. To be put on a waiting list contact Margaret Hasse.
CLASS CODE: CW-012
DATES: Tuesdays in January-May
TIME: 7-9 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: Experienced poets
FEE: $240/member for 8 sessions/ $255 non-member

Meet the Muse: A 2-Part Poetry Series
Join poet Marie Olofstotter for a series of poetry sessions for writers at all levels: meet the muse, explore your name, and capture a moment in your life. Through a playful approach to writing, participants will be guided in the creation of poems straight from the heart. We’ll use tools such as metaphor and anaphora (pattern) to create vivid and compelling pieces of writing. In the process we might discover, like famed poet Maya Angela, that “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: CW-011
DATES: Thursdays, April 13 & 20
TIME: 7-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16 yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32 member/$44 non-member
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Painting on Glass
Brought to the Americas by the Spaniards and Europeans, painting on glass is technique that has been used for centuries. Work artist Jeanette Dickinson to learn this specialized technique and create your own masterpiece. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-016
DATE: Wednesday, March 8
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/$44 non-member

Acrylic Painting for Beginners
An introduction to the basics of acrylic painting techniques with artist Jeanette Dickinson, this 2-session class focuses on color theory, brush techniques, design and composition. Paint, brushes, and canvas boards provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-014
DATES: Wednesdays, April 12 & 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $105/member/$117 non-member

Abstract Acrylic Painting
Work with artist Megan Monson to master how to use texture, Jeanette Dickinson Papenfuss masking, and mixed media as techniques to add dimension to your acrylic paintings. Then create three colorful 16×10 inch canvases using these techniques. Paint and brushes provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-015
DATES: Thurs., June 8 & 15
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: Beginning
FEE: $64/member/ $76 non-member

drawing Drawing From Nature: Plant Life
Experience new ways of seeing the world around you —especially the natural world. Join naturalist Larry Wade at Fort Snelling State Park where you learn how to identify plants that are edible or can be used for medicinal purpose. Then guided by artist Jeanette Dickinson apply your best observational skills and create a personal notated plant guide drawing from nature. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP -011
DATE: Saturday, April 29
TIME: 9 am-Noon
LOCATION: Fort Snelling State Park
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: Beginner
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member (includes fee to enter Fort Snelling State Park)

Beginning Pastels: Bird Works
Work with artist Megan Monson and learn dry pastel techniques on the first day of class through creating a colorful nest with eggs. During the second class create a pastel work
of a Minnesota Bird of your choice. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP -012
DATES: Thurs. May 11 & 18
TIME: 6:30-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: Beginner
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Pen and Ink Drawing
Work with artist and book illustrator, Jeanette Dickinson, and explore the art of illustration using pen and ink. Learn how to use different pens and papers, practice different techniques for shading, tone, value and texture, and create a series of illustrations. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: DP-013
DATES: Wed., June 7 & 14
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $64/member/ $76 non-member

Fiber Arts3Japanese Shibori
Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson and learn about the ancient Japanese art form of shibori. First handpaint a silk scarf. Then use shibori binding and dyeing techniques to create wearable art with a flair. All materials provided.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: FA-013
DATE: Tuesday, February 7
TIME: 6-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $42/member/ $54 non-member

Quilters of Gees Bend
Work with artist Robin Getsug to explore the brilliant, bold and dynamic quilts created by a group of women who live in the isolated, town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Learn about the unique pattern and color choices and work on a mini hand-stitched quilt in the style of the women of Gee’s Bend. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: FA-011
DATE: Tuesday, March 28
TIME: 6:30-9 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Beading
Julie Boada introduces the art of beading. As a member of the Fond du Lac nation, Julie teaches how patterns and colors can reflect tribal and family affiliations. Then work with Julie to create your own beaded pouch. All materials provided.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: FA-012
DATE: Wednesday, March 22
TIME: 6:15-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: Some experience with sewing
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Jewelry Zing! Go the Strings of My Heart
Using recycled guitar, double bass, and violin strings create unique jewelry that resonates with the heart. Work with artist Dixie Crabtree to create your unique jewelry piece incorporating jewelry findings and beads. A perfect gift for that special friend.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-011
DATE: Wednesday, February 8
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/$44 non-member

Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is an ancient symbol found around the world in many cultures. Come learn about the history and meaning behind the symbol of the Tree of Life with artist Jeanette Dickinson. Then using a wire construction method, create your own circular pendent Tree of Life. All materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-013
DATE: Wednesday, May 31
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $52/member/$64 non-member

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Memory Necklace
Do you have small treasures or pictures you have collected from trips, events or loved one? Learn simple jewelry techniques with artist Jeanette Dickinson and turn your mementos into a wearable keepsake. Bring in items no larger than 1” x 1”. Other art materials provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-012
DATE: Wednesday, March 15
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32/member/ $44 non-member

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?
Join artist Ella Thomson in making elegant button necklaces this April. Learn basic jewelry-making techniques while re-purposing material in a creative way! Bring your own buttons from home, or purchase ours here.
All other supplies included in class price.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: JE-014
DATES: Tuesday, April 25
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32 member/ $44 non-member

Memory Boxes
Memory is the diary we all carry with us.
– Oscar Wilde. Artist Robin Getsug helps you record the memories you hold dearest to your heart. Bring treasured photographs, objects, notes as more. Then decorate a special container to hold these cherished moments. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-014
DATE: Thursday, February 16
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

Art from the Heart
Join Marie Olofsdotter for a session of card making! Make a pop-up card, a card with unique folds, a gift card; learn how to illustrate, collage, and embellish your cards in a multitude of ways. Come play with pens, papers and text, come for the love of creativity and fun. All materials are provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-011
DATE: Saturday, February 11
TIME: 10 am-Noon
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16 yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/ $34 non-member

Collage in the Style of Romare Beardon
Work with artist Robin Getsug and learn about the life and art of 20th Century poet and artist Romare Beardon. Then create socially conscious art from
your own life experience using collage technique that communicates a message through visual and written imagery. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-012
DATE: Tuesday, May 9
TIME: 6:15-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22/member/$44 non-member

Within and Without: Window to the Soul
Create a unique, personal art work that inspires conversation and serves as the focal point of a room or other space. Artist Meg Erke guides you through the creation of an original work of art using a vintage window frame, collage materials from personal letters, photos, postcards to maps, as well as paint and brushes. This is a 2-session class. All materials are provided. Limited to 5 participants. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MM-013
DATES: Thursday, May 25 & June 1
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $122/member/$134 non-member

printmaking 8Block Printing
Create, carve and print on textiles, paper and found objects. Artist Meg Erke covers the basics of composition, carving techniques, use of positive and negative space and printing on a variety of materials. This is a 2-session workshop; session one covers design and carving of print block and session two is printing using a variety of ink colors. Linoleum carving block, use of carving tools in class and printing paper included in fee. Bring your own textiles to print on for the second class session. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: PR-013
DATES: Tuesdays, March 14 & 21
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion, Room 104
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $42 member/$54 non-member

Mono Printing
Mono printing is a fun and creative way to explore the art of printing. Explore three different types of mono printing-sand paper transfer, direct plate transfers, and gelatin block-with artist Jeanette Dickinson.
CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: PR-012
DATE: Thursday, April 27
TIME: 1-3 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

Suminagashi: The Ancient Art of Paper Marbling
Suminagashi means floating ink in Japanese, in this class we will cover everything from the ancient technique of grinding ink using an ink stone to creating decorated paper by floating ink on water and send you off with a bunch of ideas on how to use your beautifully decorated papers. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: PR-011
DATE: Wednesday, May 3
TIME:6:15-8:15 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $32 member/$44 non-member

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party
What do you get when you combine Gospel, Rhythm and Blues and Country? “Rock and Roll”! Come party down with Christopher Yaeger who provides insight into the times and impact of this music on dance, as you ‘rock around the clock!’ CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MV-011
DATE: Thursday, February 9
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion (Johnson Hall)
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

A Panorama of European Dance
Grab your passport and discover Europe through dance. Dance instructor Christopher Yaeger helps you fill out your passport as you learn both country dances and dances of the royal court from countries such as Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Austria. Make sure to book your trip today! CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MV-012
DATE: Tuesday, March 7
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zionl (Johnson Hall)
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

Dance Hall Days
Follow dance instructor, Christopher Yaeger, as he takes you on a virtual journey through time from the dance halls of yesterday to today. See how far back you can dance your way through history! Styles include Swing, Disco and fad dances from the past century. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MV-013
DATE: Tuesday, May 23
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Mount Zion (Johnson Hall)
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $22 member/$34 non-member

African Drumming
Work with master drummer, Ghana Mbaye from Senegal, West Africa and learn how to drum on authentic African drums, including the djembe. In this 3-session class you practice basic to complex polyrhythmic patterns and perform for friends and family at the last class. Limited to 15 participants. Drums provided. CEUs offered.
CLASS CODE: MUS-011
DATES: Thursdays, March 2, 9 & 16
TIME: 6:30-7:30 pm
LOCATION: ArtStart
AGE: Adults & Teens 16yrs+
LEVEL: All
FEE: $52/member/$64 non-member

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ArtStart’s Spring Camp

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8:30-3:30 daily Ages 6-12

Spring has sprung and it is time for your artistry to blossom! Book your flight today to the fascinating and beautiful country of China.

Learn a variety of art techniques as you create handmade papers
for artful books, dragons, shadow puppets, and kites that really fly! 


Location:
Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Tuition: $280 full days/$145 half days.
Aftercare available until 5pm at $7.00/day
ArtStart members take 10% off when registering.
Registration Form

Morning
401  Handmade Papers/Artful Books
Papermaking is traced back to ancient China and the Han Dynasty. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to make handmade papers. Then use a special Chinese book binding technique to create your own book to fill with dragon drawings and more.

402 Dragons
Dragons are legendary creatures that symbolize importance, power and strength in Chinese culture. Work with puppeteers Julie Boada to create your very own papier mache dragon inspired by those of Chinese culture. Listen to dragons tales retold by Julie and Gustavo as you work.

Afternoon
403 Shadow Puppets
Chinese shadow puppetry is over 2000 years old. Chinese farmers and other workers took up puppeteering, singing, and storytelling as a way to relax after a hard day of work. Join puppeteers and storytellers Julie and Gustavo Boada to make your own shadow puppets. Then become a puppeteer using your shadow puppets in performance.

404 Kite making
Chinese kite making is considered an art form in China, and in some Chinese families, kite-making techniques and patterns have been passed down for generations. Join a kite maker to plan, design, and make your own kite that really flies!

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Earth Day Workshops

Join artist Ella Thomson on Friday evenings in April when families and friends can create wonderful and unique works of art inspired by nature and reuse.

CLASS CODE: No pre-registration necessary.
DATES:
Friday, April 7-Backyard Birdfeeders
Friday, April 14-Spirit Stones
Friday, April 21-River Weavings

TIME: 6-8 pm
AGE/LEVEL: All
LOCATION: ArtStart
FEE: $10 member/$17 non-member

Even if you can’t make the workshops, just drop in and help us celebrate help us celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

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Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

Camp Create 2017
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.

Summer 2017 Camp Create explores Sub-Saharan Africa – its people, wildlife, and culture – focusing on Ghana, Guinea, and Senegal in West Africa and Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa in East Africa.

The classes in this 4-day camp encourage participants to see people with new eyes, appreciate how interconnected we are as people no matter where we live, and create art using a variety of materials, processes, and styles inspired by African culture.

Scholarships available.

MORNING SESSION 8:30-11:45 am
Of Murals, Clay Tiles, and Ecology
Artist Jeanette Dickinson and naturalist Larry Wade begin the tour of Sub-Saharan Africa through art making and ecology. First you learn about the wildlife and plants of the rainforest, grasslands, and savannas of West and East Africa and the impact of climate change on all living things in those regions. Next you paint a mural in the style of the Tinga Tinga artists of Tanzania and turn the mural into a series of talking images using the latest in conductivity technology. Then you segue into learning about ocean life along the shores of West and East Africa creating clay tiles of favorite ocean creatures.
AFTERNOON SESSION 12:15-3:30 PM
Of Bead Arts, Masks, and Culture
Artist Julie Boada introduces the arts of beading and mask making inspired by both East and West Sub-Saharan Africa cultures. Using Krobo and seed beads you create both wearable and functional art inspired by cultural patterns and images. Next you learn about masks- what they represent and how they are used in a culture. Then using a clay and papier mache’ technique, you create your own contemporary mask.

Full Brochure & Mail in Registration
Location: Mt. Zion, 1300 Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
Cost: Half Day ($130) Full Day ($240)

Internship Program
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 Africa camp for younger children ages 4-12 years. The internship program is for youth ages 13 years & older. Interns work side-by-side with professional teaching artists to assist in the classroom. There are 6 openings for full-day internships this year.

Interns receive $125 for one week of service. Interns can choose to intern the week of July 10-14 or July 17-21. Both new and returning interns must fill out an application to be considered for the internship, as well as register for Camp Create for the full day June 19-22, 2017.

Internship Application form.
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.
Finally, all interns must participate in a training on Thursday, July 6 from 9 am to 3 pm at Mt. Zion Temple, Saint Paul to meet with artists and to help set up the camp.

INTERN REQUIREMENTS:
Register for a full-day of Camp Create
• Fill out an internship application by April 30, 2017
• Be available from 8:15 am-4:00 pm daily to intern during the week you choose to participate (July 10-14 or July 17-21)
• Participate in intern training on July 6 from 9 am-3 pm


Handicap Accessible

ASL interpreter available upon request

 

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Exhibits In The Art Gallery

Shelley Rohlf
Rosie Amato Bauer and Felice Bauer
Jeanette Dickinson Papenfuss

Shelley Rohlf
JANUARY 22-MARCH 3, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 22 From 1- 4 pm
Shelley Rohlf is an artist working in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Her paintings and drawings are imaginative interpretations of the natural world with an affinity toward folk, pop, and street art.

Rosie Amato Bauer and Felice Bauer
MARCH 12-APRIL 14, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION:
SUNDAY, MARCH 12 FROM 1-4 PM
A mother-daughter fairytale collaboration.

Jeanette Dickinson Papenfuss
APRIL 23-MAY 26, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION:
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 FROM 1-4 PM
Jeanette Dickinson Papenfuss is drawn to paths, portals and doorways. They parallel life’s journey and evoke questions, ‘Which path to travel? Which door to chose? What will be revealed?’ Through her art Dickinson Papenfuss expresses the transformative power that each holds as she passes through to new beginnings.

Held at:
ArtStart ArtGallery
1459 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul

Directions:
From I-94 take the Snelling Avenue exit south to St. Clair Avenue.

Turn left at the intersection of Snelling and St. Clair Avenue and go two blocks east.
The building is on the north corner of St. Clair and Pascal.



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Repurpose & Refresh

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SOCIALIZE WITH FRIENDS, MAKE ART, AND RELAX?

ArtStart has just the ticket!

New!We provide the artist, a project of your choice, and access to any of the fabulous repurposed materials in the ArtScraps store for you and your guests to use for your projects.

You provide the adult beverages and refreshments and relax for 2 hours as you make art.

BASIC FEE: $75 plus $12/person for up to 12 participants. ArtStart members take 10% off when registering.

Book your workshop now, call 651-698-2787 or contact Cindy

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Become A Member

NEW! JOIN NOW AND BECOME A MEMBER OF ARTSTART!

We hope you will consider becoming a charter member of our organization!
In return you will receive a number of special benefits available only to our members. These include:

New!

  • • Reduced tuition on all art classes for adults and teens
  • • 10% off on all creative material purchases from ArtStart’s ArtScraps
  • • 10% off the total cost of a Repurpose and Refresh workshop
  • • 10% discount on tuition for Camp Create for Teens and Passport to the Arts for Youth Ages 4-12 years

Just choose the level of membership that best fits your pocketbook, fill out the ArtStart Membership Form , and join today!

membership

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