Winter Art Camp

Passport to Russia 2019Russia or РОССйЯ is one of the largest countries in the world bordering Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Join ArtStart artists for a whirlwind tour of Moscow, the capital of Russia, and St. Petersburg. Then create art inspired by famous Russian composers and artists, as well as beautiful folkart traditions. Grab your passport and a warm coat and join this artistic adventure!

LOCATION: Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave.
AGE: Ages 6-12 years
(2) ½ days $80, full days $160
(4) ½ days $160, full days $320
AFTER CARE: Thursdays only at $7/day
Refunds through December 19, minus a $25 processing fee.
Full day students should bring a bag lunch.
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Ages 6-12

SESSION 1: DEC 26-27, 2019

MORNING CLASSES 8:30-11:45 am
The Tale of the Firebird is based on Russian folklore and myth. The title character is a powerful spirit bird with magical feathers that provides beauty and protection. Work with puppeteer Julie Boada to create your own special Firebird and bring it to life as a puppet. Share the tale with your family and friends using your puppet.

Creative Movement  

Composer Modest Mussorgsky took inspiration for his music Pictures At An Exhibition from a visit to an art gallery. Let your imagination take flight as you work with dancer Christopher Yaeger to create your own dances inspired by music like “Ballet of the Chicks” or the “Hut of Baba Yaga”.

Join artist Karen Anderson to learn about the colorful onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower, both built in the late 1500’s. Then draw and paint these memorable symbols of Moscow glistening in the setting sun.

Matrouska Dolls
A Matroshka doll is also known as a Russian nesting doll. Inside each doll is “nested” a slightly smaller doll. Create your own colorful Matrouska nesting doll, as you work with Jeanette Dickinson to design and paint your own special set of dolls.

SESSION 2: JAN. 2-3, 2020

MORNING CLASSES 8:30-11:45 am
Composer Sergei Prokofiev composed the symphonic fairytale Peter and the Wolf. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument of the orchestra. First listen to the musical tale. Then work with puppeteer Julie Boada to create finger puppets for each character. Share the tale with your family and friends using your finger puppets.

Dancer Christopher Yaeger, who studied dance in Russia as a member of the Ethnic Dance Troupe, takes you on a whirlwind tour of Russian folkdance. Learn five different folkdances from the Igolka to the Korobushka in this high energy class!

Drawing and Painting 
Wassily Kandinsky is credited with being a pioneer of abstract art. Work with artist Karen Anderson to explore some of his most famous works of art, including “The White Dot”, as you learn about the meaning of the word abstract and the importance of the circle and music in his life. Then create your own abstract work using a variety of drawing and painting techniques.

Dymkovo toys are a traditional Russian folk art handicraft made by woman. They are moulded and painted clay figures of people and animals. Work with Gustavo Boada to create your own special dymkovo toy using air-dried clay and acrylic paint pens.

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