Join Us for a variety of Fall / Winter Art Classes
An inspired series of classes for those who like a little guidance before they do-it-themselves! Taught by professional artists who help you imagine possibilities and demonstrate processes and techniques characteristic of certain materials, these classes are designed for success AND you create art that you proudly display or wear.
Passport to Egypt: Exploring the Nile River Valley Through the Arts
DECEMBER 26-29, 2017 • 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Travel with ArtStart artists to Northeast Africa and the ancient land of the Pharaohs! Steeped in history, the Nile River Valley of Egypt is home to such wonders as the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings. Inspired by the history, ecology, and the culture of the Nile River Valley, you create a sarcophagus complete with a mummy inside; learn how to read hieroglyphics; create a funerary or other mask based on that of Tutankhamun; make containers and toys from red clay; and, draw and paint Nile River wildlife like the Nile crocodile to the African Tigerfish.
New! Saturday and Sunday birthdays now available for youth or adults!
Birthday Fun Begins at ArtStart’s ArtScraps!
If you want a creative, fun, memorable, rather trouble-free, birthday party-then try an ArtScraps Birthday Party. Two hour party includes scrap invitations, the art project and a party favor bag for all participants to take home.
Passport to Mongolia: From the Eurasian Steppes to the Gobi Desert
MONDAY-FRIDAY, APRIL 2-6, 2018 • 8:30 AM-3:45 PM
Book your flight today to the fascinating and beautiful country of Mongolia bordered by Russia and China. Create drawings of domestic and wild animals who live in the Gobi Desert; learn how to felt using wool from sheep; design and build your own yurt inspired by those of the Mongolian nomads, create a small pouch with embroidery inspired by Mongolian patterning and much more.
Camp Create for Teens + Internship Training
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul
Fee: ½ day $130/ full day $240
Monday-Friday, June 25-28 2018 classes
ArtStart’s artist-in-residence program focuses on unlocking each individual’s creative artist within. You can count on an ArtStart artist to spark creativity, engage students in the artistic process, and deepen learning as they create or perform.
Founded in 1988, the mission of ArtStart is to inspire artistic creativity and illuminate the connections among people, ideas and the environment through engaging artists, children, families, and communities in quality arts education experiences. Our motto is “reusing and re-imagining our community.”
The artists who are on our roster hold values similar to the organization, that is the commitment to inspiring creativity through quality arts experiences. Roster artists value both process and product in the act of creating a work. They encourage exploration and refinement of ideas, as well as careful craftsmanship.
We are very grateful to all of our donors. Because of continuing lack of space and storage for donations, we are asking ALL of our donors to please follow our new donation policy.
1. All donations are now by appointment only.
Please call 651-698-2787 to speak with an ArtScraps retail person to schedule your donation.
2. Donations days are Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10 am-5 pm.
3. Donations should be multiples of an item, clean, and useable by youth or artists.
4. The list of items we are looking for is on our website at Material Donations page.
5. Staff reserve the right to accept a donation in part or not at all upon viewing it.