Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

ArtStart’s Camp CREATE for teens is geared 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, these classes encourage participants to think outside of the box, see people and things with new eyes, and explore a variety of ideas and media through the arts.

The cultural theme of Camp Create 2021 is Passport to Japan. Teens participate in 3 different classes daily.

Cost: $250
Ages: 13+ years
Scholarships available.

Or Mail in Registration

APRIL 5-9, 2021
• M-F 9 am – 12:15 pm

Dragon Lore
The Japanese dragon is wingless, with a long serpentine body and short legs. Japanese dragons are linked with water, as they were originally considered water gods.Join artist Gustavo Boada to make your own Japanese dragon working with papier mache, paint and decorative materials.
Gyotaku and More
Create a magnificent set of fish art work using a variety of art materials from paint to inks. Join artist Karen Anderson to learn the art of Gyotaku fish printing on a variety of materials including washi paper and more. Then add your favorite “chop”.

Japanese Nihonga Painting
Four beasts guard the 4 directions in Japan—the White Tiger of the west, the Azure Dragon of the east, the Vermillion Bird of the south and the Black Tortoise of the north. Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create your own Nihonga painting of your favorite mythological creature(s).

All participants receive an art kit with art materials for the classes.

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 Japan camp for younger children ages 4-12 years.

Interns work side-by-side with professional teaching artists to assist in the outdoor classroom or virtually on-line.
The internship program is for youth ages 13 years & older.
There are 12 openings for full-day internships this year.
Interns receive a stipend for one week of service.

To be considered for an internship both new and returning interns must:
1.) Fill out an application and send it in by the May 30, 2021;
2.) Register for the virtual Camp Create offered April 5-9, 2021 from 9 am – 12:15 pm

Deadline to apply is May 30, 2021
Interns can choose to intern outdoors the weeks of June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, or July 19-23. Or they can choose to intern virtually July 26-30 or August 2-6, 2021.

Register for Camp Create.

• Fill out an internship application by May 30, 2021 and attend a virtual interview.

• Be available from 8:30 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday to intern during the outdoor weeks you choose to participate (June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16 or July 19-23) or from 8:30 am-12:30 pm during the virtual weeks of July 26-30 or August 2-6.

Handicap Accessible

ASL interpreter available upon request

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