Artscope creative programs are a mix of education programs in historic Tower Grove Park and community programs throughout Saint Louis City.
Creative Education Programs introduce Arts concepts to children in an open format. Camps and classes are held in the historic park cottage and utilize a mix of the natural park environment and urban landscape as an outdoor classroom. Students are encouraged by Artscope educators to explore their own creative ideas while tying in concepts of diversity, teamwork, community, and both classic and contemporary art forms. Piper Palm House, various architectural landmarks in Tower Grove Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden are within walking distance and visited by students regularly.
Creative Community Programs are ways in which Artscope is working to weave the Arts into the Saint Louis community, providing creative opportunities to children who may not otherwise have access to the Arts and providing a voice for the need for children's arts education in the community.
Artscope camps encourage children to process through their creative ideas.
Camp curriculum supports a child’s ability to take an idea and create something personally meaningful. Each week/day camp integrates a group collective project to create class conversations about community and teamwork. Allowing children the freedom to create independently with supportive guidance allows them to explore their innermost ideas and find ways to creatively enact them.
Camp:Create! is a ten week summer creativity camp. Camps are 9am-3pm everyday with before (7am-9am) and after (3pm-5pm) care availability. Using both the SCOSaG cottage classrooms and Tower Grove Park dually, this program is the only outdoors, nature based summer camp program in Saint Louis City.
School Daze Camps are one-day creativity camps coinciding with Saint Louis Public School District inservice/holidays. These themed camps provide a safe and educational environment for children to explore creative concepts and fill a critical need for childcare among working families.
If you have tangible items (arts materials or upcycled supply materials) or want to donate your time to the Artscope Creative Education Programs please contact us for more information on how to donate.
Artscope is continually developing ways to supplement arts education to children.
Offering low cost creativity classes such as Urban Art, Painting, and Anime Drawing during the school year provide an extracurricular way for children to access the Arts. Class offerings continue to develop each year. If you are an arts educator and are interested in teaching a class please contact us, denoting your class proposal in the text box provided.
Each summer Artscope is able to provide scholarship opportunities based on available funding. Providing increased access to the Arts to children is integral to the Artscope mission, and we continue to seek funding to increase scholarship availability each year.
Scholarship availability is determined using income requirements established by federal guidelines and on a case by case basis. Scholarship applicants must live in Saint Louis City. We rely on donations from community members to grow the Artscope camp scholarship fund. Donations of any size go directly to providing full and partial scholarships to Saint Louis city children. Every donation helps grow the scholarship fund.