Artscope's 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.
Camp:Create! Summer Camp
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 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.
Artscope is currently enrolling for our one of a kind summer camp, Camp:Create! Our days are filled with awesome eco-friendly art projects, sing-a-longs, explorations of Tower Grove Park, splashing in the wading fountain, and so much more!
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. Campers must be 5 years of age by May 1, 2015 and entering Kindergarten to be eligible for camp. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
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.
Artscope is happy to host your child's next birthday party!
--Birthday parties last for an hour and a half to two hours.
--We will provide an instructor and a durable make-and-take project either based on the theme the parent provides or of our own design. Frequent requests may include dream-catchers, mobiles, papier-mâché, painted masks, etc.
--The cost is $15 per participant, which includes space, teacher and project materials.
--Minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12.
--50% deposit is due when scheduled with the remaining balance due 3-days prior to the party date.
Parents are welcome to bring their own refreshments and recyclable or reusable servingware. We strongly recommend treats from SweetArt St. Louis because they believe that from-scratch, old-school baking (like grandmomma used to make) is an art. It takes time, passion and commitment, and we LOVE making this kind of magic! They’re our friends and neighbors and they’ll take great care of you!
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.
--Artscope will dedicate 3 slots per week of summer camp as full scholarship. Scholarship slots will be eligible for extended care.
--Additional slots may be identified as available on the Thursday prior to the week in question and communicated to our community partner organizations.
--Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and must be requested by the parent or guardian of the camper.
--Each camper may be enrolled for up to two scholarship-funded weeks of summer camp per year.
--Scholarships will be based on need as demonstrated by eligibility for free and reduced school lunch.
--Artscope will NOT provide snacks or meals for scholarships campers.
--Scholarship positions not filled ten days prior to the start of a camp will be available for sale to the general public.
To request a scholarship for your child, please send proof of eligibility for free-and-reduced lunch to firstname.lastname@example.org in the form of a scanned letter, lunch card, or other qualifying documentation, along with the name of the one or two camps you would like your child to attend. If slots remain available, Artscope administrative staff will email you back with a single-use coupon code good for the cost of the camp or camps you've selected.