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Employees


Jennifer Bradford, M.S., Executive Director

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Jennifer is a St. Louis native and a working artist with a focus on fine craft metalsmithing and fiber arts. Prior to her role with Artscope, Ms. Bradford worked in Diversity and Inclusion for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in the Continuing Education faculty for St. Louis Community College, as a Program Manager for Judevine Center for Autism and as a software programmer and IT manager for various silicon valley startups. As a volunteer, Jennifer has worked with Artscope for five years, as well as having worked with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Art Dimensions, St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Facility and the Community Arts and Movement (formerly Media) Project.

Ms. Bradford holds a Master of Science in Computer Education from Fontbonne University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Pierre Laclede Honors College of the University of Missouri St. Louis.

Contact Jen at jen@artscopestl.org.

Lauren Lane, M.F.A., Marketing Coordinator

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A native St. Louisan, Lauren Lane received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, and her Masters of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art.

Prior to working at Artscope, Ms. Lane was the Visual Arts Director at Arts Place, Inc., a regional arts nonprofit headquartered in Portland, Indiana. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Skepticon, a national conference that promotes skepticism and science. In addition, Ms. Lane is a professional artist who works in multiple mediums.

For press inquiries, volunteering, and more contact Lauren at lauren@artscopestl.org.

Emily Hemeyer, B.F.A, Arts Educator

Emily is an Artscope hosted arts education teacher at St. Francis Cabrini School in Saint Louis City. In addition to Emily’s Bachelor in Fine Art from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she also attended the Aegean School for Fine Arts in Paros, Greece and is a Community Arts Training graduate through the Regional Arts Commission.

Emily has a wide background in community arts education with children nationally including Camp Kinder land (MA), Camp Wicosuta (NH), French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts (NY) and Columbia Art League (MO). Locally, Emily has collaborated with Chesterfield Arts, Metro Theater Company, and Viva Vox as a teaching artist. For more information on Emily’s artistic work visit www.emilyheymeyer.com

Sarah Paulsen, M.F.A, Arts Educator

Sarah is an Artscope hosted arts educator at Marian Middle School in Saint Louis City. Sarah holds a Masters of Fine Art from Washington University and has been internationally recognized for her varying artistic styles. Sarah’s animated documentary films including “Que, Sera, Sera”, a film documenting undocumented Mexican youth’s struggle with immigration and her more recent work, “Elegy to Connie”, documenting the events leading up to the Kirkwood city council shooting in 2008 have been internationally viewed and awarded.

Teaching art and animation through Forest Park Community College, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Washington University, Lewis and Clark Summer Institute, and Columbia Public Schools, Sarah has a wide background of youth arts education. For more information on Sarah’s artistic work and biography visit www.sarahpaulsen.com

Board of Directors


Todd Jones, ATT, President of the Board

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Leilah Shabazaz, CPA, Treasurer

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Sarah Bekemeyer, Board Secretary

Marketing and Events Manager, Habitat for Humanity

Dave Weil, Board Member

Grants Coordinator at Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation

Ted Floros, Board Member

Independent Development and Research Chemist

Julia Lopez, LCSW, MPH, Board Member

Graduate Research Assistant, Saint Louis University

Katie Raesly, Board Member

Senior Marketing Coordinator at DTZ

Josh Peck, Board Member

Senior Research Administrator, The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine

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Camp Policies

Please LABEL all items such as lunch boxes, backpacks, sunscreen, and extra clothing / swimsuits / towels clearly with your camper’s name. We have a lost and found bucket for misplaced items. Please check it daily as items left after camp will be donated or discarded.Please pack a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE for your camper(s) DAILY. Artscope always has water for campers to refill their water bottle. We do not have cups and strongly encourage reusable containers to minimize environmental impact.WE GET MESSY and, weather permitting, we play outside! We get really messy both indoors and out, and if it is warm, maybe even wet! Please send your camper(s) in clothing and shoes suitable for ACTIVE outdoor activities and messy creative play. Campers should bring a change of clothing as well as sunscreen and bug spray or winter outerwear (hats, gloves, coats, winter footwear) as applicable with your camper daily.Electronic devices are not allowed. Please do not send iPods, cell phones, video games, or other electronic toys to camp.Artscope is peanut and tree nut free. Please do not send foodstuffs containing peanuts/peanut butter or tree nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, etc.) with your camper. Many campers as well as our staff have allergies that result in reactions simply from being touched by others who have handled nut/peanut products. Seed products such as sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, tahini, sunflower seed butter, etc. are fine.All medications (RX or over-the-counter) MUST be checked in / out daily with the camp director. Do not send medications with your child in their lunchbox/backpack. Medications should be in a ziploc back clearly marked with your camper’s name. Please fill out and sign the Medication Authorization form available in the office/from the camp director. Health information/regular medications should also be listed on your camp registration form. If you need to update your form, please let the office staff know.

Pickup/Dropoff/Visits Policy

Camp is from 9AM to 3PM. Please be aware that campers arriving before 8:55AM will be charged for AM extended care. Please also be prompt in picking up your camper. Campers picked up after 3:05 PM will be charged for PM extended care.Parents are always welcome to visit their camper(s), but we ask that you schedule your visit with the camp director in advance as to not disrupt camp programming. ALL parents and visitors must sign in / out with the office staff upon arrival/departure. Due to the public nature of our facility (in the park), camp staff maintains an acute awareness of all persons in our area to insure the safety of all.Extended care must be pre-scheduled in advance to insure proper staff-student ratios. After care campers not picked up by 6PM will be charged $1 per minute.If someone other than persons authorized on your camp registration form will be picking up your camper, we MUST have this IN WRITING prior to pick up. Anyone picking up a camper not recognized by camp staff as an authorized parent/guardian will be required to show ID.Please advise us of any child custody arrangements/restraining orders and who may pick up and/or visit your camper(s) PRIOR to the first day of camp.

Payment/Refund/Cancellation/Session Transfer Policy

All balances are due THREE WEEKS prior to the start of camp. Any registrations within three weeks of camp must be paid in full.Balances not paid in full by deadline may result in loss of deposit and reserved spot for camp.We are only able to issue refunds or credits for cancellations received three weeks prior to the start of your camp week or class session, less a $30 administrative fee. A $15 administrative fee will be charged for EACH transfer transaction to change sessions (based on availability). EACH camp week/class session is treated as a separate transaction. The non-refundable fee applies to each transaction with no exceptions.We do not offer any refunds or credits for missed classes/camps.In the event that enrollment does not reach the required number for a particular class or camp, or circumstances beyond Artscope’s control arise, Artscope reserves the right to cancel the class or camp. You will be notified and we will be happy to help you find a suitable replacement. If no replacement is available, Artscope will refund your tuition payment in full.

Returned Payment Policy

It is Artscope’s policy to charge a $30 processing fee for ANY returned payment (check/credit card/online transaction). Those whose payments are returned may lose the privilege to pay via check/cc/online and/or deposit payment plan.

Medical Withdrawals/Emergencies

Artscope offers no refunds or credits for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline except for documented medical conditions for the attendee. You must submit a withdrawal request and documentation on physician’s letterhead stating the medical condition as to why the attendee must withdraw. Medical withdrawals must be submitted prior to the first day of camp (business days only). Tuition will be credited to your account or refunded at Artscope’s discretion less $30 administrative fee.

Building Closures/Weather

If severe weather, a power outage, or other unforeseen circumstances necessitate the closing of Artscope programs, Artscope is not responsible for providing a makeup session, credit or refund. Artscope provides information about closures via email, www.artscopestl.org and our Facebook page. You may also email info@artscopestl.org if you have questions regarding closure. Please note that the phone may or may not be answered if the facility is closed.

Dismissal Policy

Artscope is committed to providing a safe, high quality educational experience to all participants. To ensure a quality experience, Artscope reserves the right to dismiss any participant for any reason without refund.

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