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!
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.
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.
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.
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!