ArtStart’s Spring Camp

Book your flight today to South Africa, the southern most country in the continent of Africa. Home to some of the most diverse wild animals and plants in the world, South Africa is a photographer’s and artist’s paradise! On your journey you learn about the complex history of South Africa and how a modern day cultural hero changed the lives of his people.
Passport to South Africa
You listen to African folktales and create puppets, make and perform on idoiphones, draw and paint amazing wildlife, and learn African drumming techniques and dances. So grab your passport and join ArtStart artists for a whirlwind tour of South Africa through the arts! You won’t want to miss this amazing adventure!

LOCATION: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul
AGES: 6-12 years
FEE: ½ day $185/ full day $355
AFTER CARE: Available until 5pm at $10.00/day
Mail-in Registration

Note: A minimum enrollment of 12 full-time students is required for each class. Please invite a friend.
Cancellation fees : Five days or less prior to start of classes: 50% of tuition fee forfeited.

Morning ✤ 8:30-11:45
PUPPETRY : Mandela’s South Africa
Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s most beloved and admired heroes. Born in a small village in South Africa in 1918, he became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. Learn about this great humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Listen to the stories and African folklore he heard as a young boy told by elders in his village. Then work with an artist to create your own puppet and perform your favorite story as a group.

MUSIC : African Idiophones

Idiophones are self-sounding instruments that are struck, shaken, or scraped and found in all cultures around the world. Instruments like rattles and shakers are made from a variety of materials. Some idiophones like the xylophone and thumb piano are tuned. All are important in African culture and music making. Work with an artist
to create a variety of African idiophones and play them as accompaniment in the puppet performance.

Afternoon ✤ 12:30-3:45
DRAWING & PAINTING : A Wildlife Safari

You will not want to miss this wildlife safari! South Africa is home to some of the world’s most magnificent and diverse wildlife from the African lion to the hippopotamus to the ostrich. Work with artist Karen Anderson to draw and paint your favorite animal of South Africa, as you learn new drawing and painting skills and techniques using a variety of art materials.

AFRICAN DRUMMING/DANCE : Soul of a Community

The drum is the heartbeat, the soul of most African communities. Join master drummer, Fode Bangoura, and dancer, Whitney McClusky, of Duniya Drum and Dance Ensemble as they introduce African drumming
and dance. Practice hand techniques, patterns and rhythms on the drum. Then respond to the dynamic energy of the drum through dance-a true call and response.

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