Summer Arts Camp

Grab your passport and join ArtStart artists on an unforgettable adventure to Japan through the arts! ArtStart’s Passport to Japan Through the Arts is a cultural arts immersion program that focuses on the remarkable culture, art and environment of the “Land of the Rising Sun.”
The rich heritage of Japan provides a wonderful springboard for art making inspired by traditional art forms.

Traditions of Japan, offered 3 weeks, focuses on the skills and techniques of traditional Japanese art forms such as painting with brush and ink, Japanese dance, and bookmaking.

Contemporary Japanese Arts, offered 3 weeks, focuses on the transformation or popularization of traditional Japanese art forms including anime cartooning, kite making, and artful robotics!

ArtStart is committed to offering safe, fun, and engaging arts learning this summer! Therefore, we are offering two different class options to choose from, which are color-coded with: OUTDOORS and VIRTUAL

BOOK YOUR ARTS EXCURSION TO JAPAN NOW!

FILLED Outdoors: July 5-9, June 28-July 2, July 12-16
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE: Outdoors: July 19-23. Virtual: July 26-30 and August 2-6, and Preschool

OUTDOORS


WEEK A: JUNE 28-JULY 2 AND WEEK B: JULY 5-9
Classes repeat each consecutive week
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – NOON


401A/401B DANCE
Origami, Dance, and More
Get ready for a travel adventure to Japan led by artist Linda Hashimoto! As you explore the customs and traditions of Japanese culture, learn the art of origami, create your own Japanese lantern, discover how to wear a kimono, and perform several Japanese dances.

402A/402B PUPPETRY
Magic in Light and Shadow!
Unexpected heroes, fantastical creatures, and ghosts! Join artist Anne Sawyer to explore some the most famous Japanese fairy tales, including The Crab and the Monkey and The Superhuman Golden Boy. Then make colorful shadow puppets inspired by these folktales to put on our own performances.

403A/403B CLAY
From Ceremony to Tea Set
The class begins with a visit by Linda Hashimoto who introduces the Japanese Tea House, Como Park Japanese Gardens, and discusses the traditions and importance of the Japanese tea ceremony. Then master potter Lisa Himmelstrup takes over instructing how to design and create your own teapot and cups inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony.

404A/404B MASKS
Tengu Japanese Masks
The Tengu are the demi-gods who defend the sacred forests and mountain wilderness. Tengu masks are believed to frighten away bad spirits and bring good luck. Work with artists Julie and Gustavo Boada to create your own Tengu mask as you learn papier mache techniques.



WEEK A: JUNE 28-JULY 2 AND WEEK B: JULY 5-9
Classes repeat each consecutive week
AFTERNOON CLASSES 12:30-3:30 PM


405A/405B PAINTING
Japanese Nihonga
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).

406A/406B CONSTRUCTION ARTS
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.

407A/407B ORIGAMI
From Mini to Macro
Join artist Mayumi Amada who was born and raised in Japan. Work with Mayumi to learn the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, or Origami. Create all sorts of objects from miniature to gigantic!

408A/408B TOY THEATER
The Grateful Crane
The crane, an elegant and beautiful bird, is considered to be auspicious in Japan. In this story a poor farmer receives good fortune after he rescues a wounded crane. But, unfortunately, the farmer’s curiosity gets the better of him, and his luck does not hold out. Work with artist Julie Boada to make a toy theater production the Grateful Crane.


Contemporary Japanese Arts

WEEK C: JULY 12-16 AND WEEK D: JULY 19-23
Classes repeat each consecutive week
MORNING CLASSES 9 AM – NOON


409C/409D TEXTILES
Fashionable Fabrics
Artist Jeanette Dickinson teaches the art of printing on fabric. Learn how to create your own printer’s block and mix colors with printer’s ink. Then like a true fashion designer, go wild and print your own unique canvas bag and t-shirt!

410C/410D PUPPETRY
Momotaro The Peachling
“Many hundred years ago in Japan there lived an honest old woodcutter and his wife. The old man soon came down from the hills, and the good wife set a peach before him…” Work with artist Julie Boada to find out what exciting adventures happen and retell the popular story of Momotaro in puppetry!

411C/411D CONSTRUCTION ART
Japanese Kites
Work with artist Gustavo Boada to warm up your imagination as you view authentic Japanese kites and learn kite making techniques. Then let your imagination soar as you design and make your own kite that really flies!

412C/412D ARCHITECTURE
From Simplicity to Surprise
Modern Japanese architecture is often admired for its simplicity, attention to detail, and ability to create a sense of peace and quiet with something unexpected in the building. Work with an artist to learn about modern Japanese architecture. Then design and create a scale model of your own architectural design that incorporates “ihyou” or something that sparks curiosity, intrigue, and delight.

Contemporary Japanese Arts

WEEK C: JULY 12-16 AND WEEK D: JULY 19-23
Classes repeat each consecutive week
AFTERNOON CLASSES 12:30-3:30 PM


413C/413D MIXED MEDIA
Japanese Gardens in Miniature
Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create your own Japanese Garden in miniature! Learn about the purpose of the garden and the meaning of the natural and built elements in the garden, as you take a virtual tour of local Japanese Gardens at Como Park, Normandale College, and the Arboretum.

414C/414D TEXTILES
Wondrous Weaves
Inspired by the work of contemporary Japanese textile artists, weaving takes on a new look borrowing from kumihimo to weaving with natural materials and common objects. Work with artist Julie Boada using materials like thread, wire, net, bamboo, twigs, cheesecloth for the warp and weft of your own unique textile piece.

415C/415D DRAWING/PAINTING
Art and Nature
Nature is at the heart of most Japanese art. Join artist Karen Anderson as she introduces the flora and fauna of Japan found in the sea, the forests, and mountains like the lotus flower, the sea lion and snow monkey. Then use a variety of media and techniques to create your own masterpiece!

416C/416D CONSTRUCTION ARTS
Bugbots
Just what exactly is a Bugbot – a machine or a bug? You decide. Using all sorts of discards, scraps, recycled materials work with artists Julie and Gustavo Boada to create your own version of a Bugbot inspired by the popular insects of Japan from the Rhinoceros beetle to the grasshopper.

Registration information for OUTDOOR classes

NEW FOR SUMMER 2021
Register at artstart.coursestorm.com
After you register, a form with a list of classes will be e-mailed to you to rank your choices for classes. Register for 2 classes if attending half day or 4 classes if attending for a full day.
Because we have limited enrollment for outdoor classes, we can’t guarantee you will get all of your top choices, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests. We support children attending camp with a friend and will place them in the same class if possible.
We have more flexibility with our virtual classes. Many outdoor classes are repeated as virtual classes. See orange sections of this brochure for more information.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
• Children, artists, and staff will have their temperatures taken each day before class.
• Each class will be limited to 8 children/class/age group.
• Mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines will be mandatory.
• Children should dress for the weather.
• If the weather is stormy, children will work inside in a large gym.
• Full day students need to bring a lunch. Lunch is supervised. Children should also bring a morning and/or afternoon snack.
• Parents must report immediately if their child tests positive with COVID-19 during the camp, so we can inform other parents.

TUITION
Half day = $200/week
Half day offered both morning and afternoon.
Full day = $395/week
Scholarships available.
LOCATION
Mount Zion Synagogue
1300 Summit Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55105 in tents near the building
DEADLINE
Registration is due Monday, June 7, 2021.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Register by February 12, 2021 and receive a 5% discount.

Download Passport to Japan Brochure


ART SUPPLIES
Participants will receive an individual art kit which includes basic art materials like scissors, pencil, paints, glue, etc. and art materials they will need to complete the projects. They will need to bring their art kit daily to class. For safety and health reasons, no participants will be allowed to share art materials.
CANCELLATION FEES
June 8-14: 20% of fee forfeited
June 15-21: 50% of fee forfeited
June 22 or later: 80% of fee forfeited
No refunds for missed classes once the program has started. Refunds or a voucher for 2022 classes will be issued, if classes fill.
QUESTIONS
For more information call ArtStart at 651-698-2787, or contact Carol Sirrine.
Parent letters with detailed information and policies will be sent out 3 weeks before the start of class.

VIRTUAL



JULY 26-30 | MORNINGS ONLY | 9 AM-NOON


501 PAINTING
Japanese Nihonga
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).

502 TEXTILES Sashiko
Stitchery Have a rip or tear in a favorite piece of clothing? Then learning the art and technique of sashiko is for you! Work with artist Meg Erke to learn about the history and art of sashiko. Then grab that favorite piece of clothing and get set to repair, reinforce, or attach a patch to give second life to a damaged piece of clothing.

503 PRINTING
Gyotaku Inspired
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 fabric. Then add your favorite “chop”.

504 MASKS
Tengu Japanese Masks The Tengu are the demi-gods who defend the sacred forests and mountain wilderness. Tengu masks are believed to frighten away bad spirits and bring good luck. Work with artists Julie and Gustavo Boada to create your own Tengu mask as you learn papier mache techniques.

Contemporary Japanese Arts

AUGUST 2-6 | MORNINGS ONLY | 9 AM-NOON


505 DRAWING
Anime Cartooning The anime art form originated in Japan in the early 1900s. It is a stylized form of illustration and animation that is recognized all over the world. Work with artist Karen Anderson to create anime characters and learn how exaggeration defines the anime art style.

506 MIXED MEDIA
Japanese Gardens in Miniature Work with artist Jeanette Dickinson to create your own Japanese Garden in miniature! Learn about the purpose of the garden and the meaning of the natural and built elements in the garden, as you take a virtual tour of local Japanese Gardens at Como Park, Normandale College, and the Arboretum.

507 PUPPETRY
Momotaro The Peachling
“Many hundred years ago in Japan there lived an honest old woodcutter and his wife. The old man soon came down from the hills, and the good wife set a peach before him…” Work with artist Julie Boada to find out what exciting adventures happen and retell the popular story of Momotaro in puppetry!

508 CONSTRUCTION ARTS
Bugbots Just what exactly is a Bugbot – a machine or a bug? You decide. Using all sorts of discards, scraps, recycled materials work with artist Gustavo Boada to create your own version of a Bugbot inspired by the popular insects of Japan from the Rhinoceros beetle to the grasshopper.


A Start with the ArtsA Start with the Arts
“A Start With the Arts” offers pre-school children ages 4-5 years the opportunity to work with a teaching artist/educator to explore the art, culture and wildlife of Japan through singing, movement, drama, art making and other hands-on activities. This program for pre- schoolers parallels the school-age program in theme and content.
Offered virtually Mornings : 10:30-11:30 am
Tuition: $185/weekRegister Online
Monday-Friday, both weeks:
July 26-30: Traditions of Japan
August 2-6: Contemporary Arts of Japan

Registration information for VIRTUAL classes

NEW FOR SUMMER 2021
Register Online ! After you register, a form with a list of classes will be e-mailed to you to rank your choices for classes. Register for 2 classes for each morning session.

TUITION
$200/week, scholarships available.

HOSTING INFORMATION
Classes will be held on ZOOM with live instruction. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to participants a week before classes begin.

DEADLINE
Registration is due Mon., June 21, 2021.
Confirmation letters with detailed information will be sent out 3 weeks before classes start.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Register by February 12, 2021 and receive a 5% discount.

Download Passport to Japan Brochure

ART SUPPLIES
Participants will receive an individual art kit which includes basic art materials like scissors, pencil, paints, glue, etc. and art materials they will need to complete the projects.

CANCELLATION FEES
June 22-28: 20% of fee forfeited
June 29-July 5: 50% of fee forfeited
July 6 or later: 80% of fee forfeited
No refunds for missed classes, a video recording of the missed class(es) will be provided upon request.

QUESTIONS
For more information call ArtStart at 651-698-2787,
or contact Carol Sirrine.

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