ArtStart’s Spring Camp

Springing into 2022 with 2 Spring Art Camps!
Daily camp hours: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Ages: 6-12 years

All participants receive an art kit with materials and tools needed to create their art projects. Classes are in-person and youth are required to mask during class.

Check back for next years spring camp!

Passport to Paris: La Ville Lumière MARCH 21-24, 2022
Paris, nicknamed the “City of Light”, is the capital city of France, and the largest city in France. The city of Paris is located on the Seine River. Paris has many famous art museums and historical buildings. In fact the Louvre art museum has the largest art collection in the world boasting 35,000 works of art! Paris is a beautiful and cultural city and it has been a source of inspiration for many artists from clothes designers to painters. Youth work in each class daily. So grab your passport and join ArtStart artists for a 4-day, whirlwind tour of Paris, France through the arts. Bon Voyage!

The Artist’s Life-Drawing and Painting
Join artist Karen Anderson to learn about the Impressionist art movement. Look at the art of Edgar Degas, Toulouse- Lautrec and Pierre-Auguste Renoir – all of whom had their start living and painting in the Montmartre district of Paris. Then create your own masterpiece of Parisian life using a variety of paint media.

Haute Couture-Fashion Design
Not to be outdone by Versace, Dior, or Saint Laurent – a few Parisian houses of fashion for women and men – young ArtStart artists learn the art of fashion design. Work with artist Anne Sawyer to design and create stylish, wearable art and trendy apparel using a variety of materials. Then take the runway and model your creations!

Guignol and the Art of Puppetry
Imagine hurrying with a friend past sparkling fountains toward a jewel-box puppet theater in Luxembourg Gardens to enjoy a puppet show. Here you meet Guignol, a famous French character in puppet shows. Work with artist Gustavo Boada to create your own hand puppet, practice and perform a Guignol-inspired puppet show.


Registration deadline: March 15, 2022
The Creators Space
218 7th St E.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

*Creators Space has a coffee bar where family members can relax and wait until the last class is done.

Sign-up Now! space is limited and filling up fast

Mississippi River Meanderings APRIL 4-7, 2022
Join ArtStart artists for a quick dip into the “Big Muddy”, better known as the Mississippi River, as spring awakens. Explore river life from beneath, above and at the river’s edge through the arts. Learn some interesting facts about the Mississippi River like it is the second longest river in the United States or 60% of all North American birds use the Mississippi River Basin as their migratory flyway. Talk about ways to keep this precious water resource clean and healthy. Then create art in 3 different art forms that celebrates the beauty of the Mississippi River in spring.

Of Forests and Flyways
Join artist Anne Sawyer to explore the forests and flyways used by birds and Monarch butterflies to move south for the winter and return in the spring to Minnesota. First create a forest painting using acrylic paint on canvas. Then create a mixed media art work of your favorite winged creature that uses the Mississippi River flyway with highlights of foil and other materials. Finally, let your imagination soar with a surprise art project you will not want to miss!

Mississippi River Reflections
Imagine you are movie producer and have been given the assignment to make a documentary about your personal experience of this great river. Perhaps you have boated on the river, fished the river, counted eagles flying overhead, or visited Bdote where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers converge, a site sacred to the Dakota people. Whatever your experience, work with artist Gustavo Boada to draw and colorize a “crankie” or moving picture that tells your river story.

Big Puddle Puppets
Sometimes referred to as the “Big Puddle”, the Mississippi River is home to 25% of all fish species that inhabit the rivers of North America from catfish to northern pike. Work with artist Julie Boada to learn about the variety of fish that call the Mississippi River home. Then design, construct, and colorize your own special fish puppet on a pole. Finally, practice fishy movements with your puppet as you bring it to life!

Registration deadline: March 28, 2022
Open Eye Theatre Studio
512 E. 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(2 doors down from the theatre)

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