OUR PROGRAMS

School's Out Camp Create

When school is closed, Artscope is open. Our single-day camps offers families a fun, creative and enriching option on days when school is out of session. Read more

Adult Skill Share

Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative with Artscope. Grown-ups join us on Monday evenings for Open Studio. Read more

Artists-in-Residence Programs

Artscope is proud to offer local schools artists-in-residence,
providing much-needed access to arts education for students who may not otherwise have access.
Read more

Summer Camp Create

Artscope's Summer Camp Create features expert art instruction by Artscope's experienced teaching artists, special guests artists, and lots and lots of outdoor play. Read more

Art Parties!

Artscope’s Cottage is a fun and unique place to host your child’s birthday party. Read more

Programs for School and Community Organizations

Artscope is mobile. Not only do we provide arts learning in our Tower Grove cottage, we also partner with local organizations to bring the art to where you are. Read more

Cottage Classes 

Cartoon Club for Middle School with Artscope staff favorite Stan Chisholm returns for Fall 2019.  Registration is open! 

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Scouting Programs

Artscope can tailor an enriching experience for your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop. Read more

Financial Assistance

Providing increased access to the arts for children is integral to Artscope’s mission. Read more

SCHOOL'S OUT CAMP CREATE

Age: kindergarten-5th grade

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm*

When school is closed, Artscope is open! Our single-day camps offer families a fun, creative, and enriching option on days when school is out of session. Led by our professional teaching artists, the day includes eco-friendly art projects,
sing-a-longs, adventures in Tower Grove Park, cultural activities, and much more!

 

We follow the St. Louis Public School calendar, as well as the calendars of several neighborhood parochial and private schools. Registration is now open for 2019-2020 School’s Out Camp Create, and you'll find our calendar on our Registration page.

*After care is available for an additional fee. See registration for details.

SUMMER CAMP CREATE

Age: rising Kindergartners - rising 5th graders

10 weeks, Late May through early August

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm*

$175/week

Artscope's  Summer Camp Create features expert visual art instruction by Artscope's experienced teaching artists, special guests artists, lots of screen-free outdoor play, and supervised exploration of magical Tower Grove Park. We emphasize reducing our footprint by using natural, recycled and upcycled materials for our art. We offer 10 total weeks of camp, each week with a different theme.  Register for one, two or all!

Summer Camp Create registration for 2020 will open in early January, 2020! Check back to see all our great summer options.

 
 
Fall 2019 Classes at Artscope's Cottage
 

Cartoon Club for Middle School
For grades 4th-8th  Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

Develop cartooning skills and build confidence while developing your own comic style. All levels welcome as we explore shape, line quality, texture, material, and intent. Wide imaginations encouraged! Cartoon Club is led by long-time Artscope teaching artist Stan Chisholm. You're welcome to sign up for individual sessions, but for maximum benefit, we encourage you to do all six.

9/19- Drawing Heads
9/26- Drawing Bodies
10/3- Drawing Facial Expressions 
10/10- Drawing Hands and Feet
10/17- Character Development
10/24- Comic Construction

$15/session or $81/all six sessions

Register for all four, or choose the drop-in tab on our registration page to choose your dates

ADULT SKILL SHARE | 18 years and up | 7:00-9:00 pm

Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative with Artscope! Grown-ups are welcome to join us on Monday evenings for Adult Skill Share. Adult Skill Share for Adults provides a weekly opportunity to explore individual projects in a creative community. Basic materials and tools are provided for the evening’s project. Our first hour is led by an Artscope Teaching Artist, and the second two hours are an open studio format to work on the night's project, or you bring your own creative project to work on while you hang out with folks who share interests.

 

For artists and non-artists alike. All levels of experience are welcome. There is no fee to participate, but a $5-$15 donation is suggested. Donations go directly to the Artscope Teaching Artist leading the evening’s activity. Registration in advance is encouraged, but feel free to drop-in. We’ll be happy to see you!

ART PARTIES!

Artscope’s Cottage is a fun and unique place to host your child’s birthday party. Or any celebration for your child and their group of friends! And its not just kids who can have a party at Artscope--grab your besties and plan a creative and fun evening out with our artists!

 

Parties are 90 minutes long, and include a teaching artist, a 60 minute make-and-take art project chosen from our menu of options, and 30 minutes built in for cake, ice cream and presents. 

For grown up parties, we offer the same deal--but feel free to bring your own grow up beverages!

 

We offer party packages for up to 10, 15 or 20 participants. Participants must currently be enrolled in kindergarten through age 101.  

SCOUTING PROGRAMS

Artscope can tailor an enriching experience for your Daisy to Senior Girl Scout Troop, or Boy Scout troop!  

 

Whether your troop members would like to earn a badge, do a Make and Take, create DIY swaps, or increase their artistic skills, we’ll host a workshop for your troop of up to 16 in our Cottage in Tower Grove Park. Or, for an additional fee, we can come to you!


Contact us at info@artscopestl.org to find out about booking a scouting program.

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS

For well over a decade, Artscope has been proud to offer local schools an artist-in-residence, providing much-needed access to arts education for students who may not otherwise benefit from the creative and life skills that are developed through
art-making.

 

In the 2019-2020 school year, Artscope is partnering again with St. Francis Cabrini School, where Emily Hemeyer teaches art classes to students in grades K-8, and Marian Middle School, where Sarah Paulsen teaches art in this all-girls middle school.

 

If you are interested in embedding one of Artscope’s skilled, professional teaching artists in your school to provide high-quality arts learning to your students, please call us or contact info@artscopestl.org We’d love to start a conversation with you.

PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Artscope is mobile! Not only do we provide arts learning in our Tower Grove cottage, we also partner with local schools and community organizations to bring the art to where you are! Some of our recent partnerships include:

  • Adult crafting workshops with the St. Louis County Libraries

  • Before school arts enrichment with Mallinckrodt Academy, St. Louis Public Schools

  • Summer pop-up art classes in Fox Park with DeSales Community Development

  • Neighborhood Mural Program with Tower Grove Neighborhood Community Development Corporation


Community is a core value at Artscope, and we value the opportunity to partner with like-minded organizations to increase access to artistic experiences for all St. Louisians. Contact us to get the conversations started! info@artscopestl.org

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Providing increased access to the arts for children is integral to Artscope’s mission, and we seek to provide up to 20% of our Summer Camp Create participants with scholarship support so children of all backgrounds may attend Artscope.  


Our scholarships are based on need, and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until we fill all available spots. A family may request up to two weeks of scholarship support each summer, per child. Scholarships must be requested by the parent or legal guardian of the participants. Families with multiple siblings are welcome to apply.

Our Summer Camp Create scholarship application is closed for 2019.  Check back in January, 2020 for info about Summer 2020 Scholarships.

Questions?  Contact Emily Kohring @ (314) 865-0060 or info@artscopestl.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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