Between Water & Sky


JUNE 11-JULY 6, 2018 • 8:30-3:30 PM
Join visual artists Julie Boada, Gustavo Boada, Anne Sawyer-Aitch, Jeanette Dickinson, poet Marie Olofstotter, composer Michael Croswell, and naturalist, Larry Wade for a 4-week mentorship project that immerses you in nature and the arts.

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Summer Arts Camp St. Paul

JULY 9-13 AND JULY 16-20, 2018
Passport to India: From the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal

Location: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul
Age/Level: 4-12
FEE: ½ day $150/ full day $295

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Adult & Teen Art Classes

Spring Adult & Teen Classes

Join Us for a variety of Spring 2018 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.

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Art and Creativity Camps for Teens

Camp Create 2018

Camp Create for Teens + Internship Training
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave. St. Paul
Age/Level: Teens
Fee: ½ day $130/ full day $240
Intern deadline to apply is April 27, 2018
Monday-Friday, June 25-28 2018 classes

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Birthday Parties

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.

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School Residency Program

ArtStart Artist Residency 2015-16

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.”

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Winter Art Camp

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.

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Artist Roster

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.

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ArtStart’s Spring Camp

Passport to Mongolia

Passport to Mongolia: From the Eurasian Steppes to the Gobi Desert
MONDAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 2-5, 2018 • 8:30 AM-3:45 PM
Ages 6-12
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.

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Summer Artist Roster

The ArtStart roster of artists for our summer programming includes both artists and arts educators who represent diverse cultural backgrounds and art forms. All have a deep commitment to the arts and nurturing each person’s creative artist within. ArtStart artists and staff cordially invite you to start your summer with the arts!

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