Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

Camp Create

June 22-25, 2020
9 AM-3:30 PM

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


Virtual Summer Camps-here is how they work:
• Teens receive their own personal box of art materials from ArtStart needed to complete the classes including basic materials plus specialty materials.

• Instruction for art projects is offered daily by professional artists in a live, interactive format, as well as recorded and archived to be accessed at a later date for those who need to miss a class. In addition, artists are available to chat with participants outside of class scheduled at specific times during the week.

Summer 2020 Camp CREATE explores Ecuador and Peru— its people, wildlife, and culture. The classes in this 4-day arts camp encourage participants to see people with new eyes, appreciate how interconnected we are as a people no matter where we live, and create memorable art work using a variety of materials, processes, and techniques inspired by the arts & crafts of these countries.

HALF DAY ($150)
FULL DAY ($285)

Scholarships available.

Tigua Style
The village of Tigua lies between the majestic slopes of the Cotopaxi Volcano and the Quilotoa crater. Most Tigua artists are engaged in farming activities. Tigua paintings reflect these activities of daily life. Join artist Jeanette Dickinson to create a painting of actitivies that reflect your daily life inspired by the colorful and vibrant paintings of Tigua artists.

Inca Inspired
The Inca ancestors believed that gold found high in the Andes mountains shone like the sun. So to honor their main god, the Inti, they wore it and decorated their temples with it. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to learn about Inca symbolism and create jewelry that incorporates Inca design motifs. Then create a leather pouch in which to carry your wearable art.

AFTERNOON 12:30-3:30 PM
Danza de los Viejitos
Learn how indigenous Peruvians have maintained their cultural identity through the use and construction of masks for celebrations. Join Gustavo Boada, native of Peru, and Julie Boada, to create the Machu Tusoj mask, headpiece, and colorful costume for the harvest festival celebrated each year in Puno, Peru. Then learn the dance that makes your mask come alive.

Machu Picchu
Inca architects, engineers and stone masons were unrivaled when it came to building great cities. Machu Picchu, an ancient Peruvian city constructed of granite is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Located high in the Andes, Machu Picchu was built to withstand natural disasters. Work with an artist to design and build a model of Machu Picchu.

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 Ecuador and Peru 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.
To be considered for an internship both new and returning interns must:
1.) fill out an application and send it in by the deadline;
2.) register for Camp Create for the full day June 22-25, 2020; and,
3.) participate in a training on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 9 am to 3 pm at Mt. Zion to meet with the artists and help set up the camp.

Interns receive $125 for one week of service. Interns can choose to intern the week of July 6-10 or July 13-17.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2020.

Finally, all interns must participate in a training on Tuesday, July 2 from 9 am to 3 pm at Mt. Zion Temple, Saint Paul to meet with artists and to help set up the camp.

Register for a full-day of Camp Create

• Fill out an internship application by April 30, 2020

• Be available from 8:15 am-4:15 pm Monday-Friday to intern during the week you choose to participate (July 6-10 or July 13-17).

• Participate in intern training on July 1, 2020 from 9 am-3 pm.

Handicap Accessible

ASL interpreter available upon request

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