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Cottage Camps

Summer Camp Create 2023

AT THE COTTAGE

for rising kindergarten - 5th graders

 

June 5th - August 18

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Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

After Care 3:00pm - 6:00pm

$350/week for camp

$75/week for after care

*no camp week of July 4, 2023 

STUPP CENTER 

for rising 5th - 8th graders

July 24th - August 11th 

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

$350/week for camp

CHESTERFEILD MONTESSORI SCHOOL

for rising kindergarten - 5th graders

 

July 3rd - July 21st 

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

$350/week for camp

*no camp on July 4, 2023 

Summer Camp Create at the Cottage

for rising kindergartners - 5th grade

  • June 5th - August 18th

  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm | Aftercare: 3pm - 6pm

  • $350 per week of camp | $75 per week of aftercare

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. Each week a different theme. 

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Week One Theme:

Things Are Looking Up

June 5th - June 9th

What's Up! Artwork that is entirely based on what’s above, igniting our imaginations, allowing us to create artwork from unique perspectives.

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Week Two Theme:

Text(ures) Me Back

June 12th - June 15th

 

The tactile possibilities are endless! From scaly bubble wrap to fluffy felt; learn to add another sensory layer to your work of art! Get ready for a soft, squishy, scratchy, and bouncy week while we traverse touch and texture through the use of found and recycled materials.

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Week Three Theme:

A Space Odyssey

June 19th - June 23rd

 

One thing we know about space is that we don't know much about it (fun fact: we only understand about 5%- the other 95% is a mystery!) We’ll use light, mixed media, collage, and found objects to explore the mystery of space, and beyond…

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Week Four Theme:

Under The Sea

June 26th - June 30th

 

Did you know that 70% of Earth's surface is covered in water, but more than 80% of our oceans are unmapped? Do you ever wonder what goes on under the sea? We’ll explore character development, color theory, and various water-based media in this wet and wild camp!

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Week Five Theme: 

Tangled Jungle

July 10th - July 14th

 

Come hang out with us (get it?!!) in the lush green jungle of Tower Grove Park... Paper manipulation, line-work, age appropriate cutting techniques, and more we will find ways to bring the jungle's plant and animal kingdoms to South St. Louis!

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Week Six Theme:

Mythical Creatures

July 17th - July 21st

 

Beyond our realm lies the eternally unknown... We will create mythos and explore our newly-minted creatures through artistic expression, including mask making, collage, and on site exploration of the natural landscapes of Tower Grove Park.

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Week Seven Theme:

Bugging Out

July 24th - July 28th

 

Calling all crawlers, jumpers, web-weavers and beyond! Do you love the way a beetle’s skin shines? How do spiders build a web? How many cicadas can you find? Art created in this camp will be based on all things buggy!

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Week Eight Theme:

Nature Works

July 31st - August 4th

 

Does anything go together better than art and nature? We will use the beauty of Tower Grove Park and the work of naturalist artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Aldo Leopold, and Bob Ross to create nature centric artwork and installations throughout the park.

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Week Nine Theme:

Art In Motion

August 7th - August 11th

Create art that is inspired by motion! We will use sculpture, movement, nontraditional painting styles, and more as inspiration for some funky abstract creations. This camp is for the movers and shakers!

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Week Ten Theme:

Sound & Vision

August 14th - August 18th

How do you draw a sound? We will use sound to inspire our creative visions; transporting us to our wildest daydreams! Sounds of Tower Grove Park, Arsenal Street, birds, bands, neighbors walking by all serve as inspiration as we explore the connection between the world around us and the art we make.

Montesorri

Summer Camp Create at
Chesterfield Montessori School

for rising kindergarten - 5th graders

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Week One Theme:

Mythical Creatures

July 3rd - July 7th

 

Beyond our realm lies the eternally unknown… and the eternally discoverable!!! Explore the forests of your mind, and build the creature of your wildest dreams through collage, plaster manipulation, roundtable discussion, and so much more in this four day camp! Does your dream creature live in the woods behind Chesterfield Montessori, or maybe in the stream? Let's find out! 

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Week Two Theme:

The Science and Story of Puppets

July 10th - July 14th

 

Come with us as we probe the world of manipulable art, character representation, and purposeful movement in this five day camp. Students will work to bring the worlds of design, engineering and storytelling together through various puppet-theater techniques, led by our puppet-crazed Artscope Teaching Artists!

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Week Three Theme:

Illustrations and Cartooning

July 17th - July 21st

 

In this technique-based camp, students will build skills in illustration and cartooning through bookmaking, animation, line work, shading, perspective, set design and all things 2-D (ish).  All levels welcome, and wild imagination encouraged!

Summer Camp Create at the Stupp Center 

for rising 5th - 8th graders

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Week One Theme:

Mythical Creatures

July 24th - July 28th

 

Duality in all things, what beauty! We will examine shadow and light, forward and backward, in and out…and so much more! Come revel in the yin and yang of this balanced camp!

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Week Two Theme:

Mythical Creatures

July 31st - August 4th

 

Welcome to the multidimensional realm of art! In this week's camp, we will create works in 2d, 3d, then add different sensory elements to craft 4d art.

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Week Three Theme:

Mythical Creatures

August 7th - August 11th

 

So much can be realized through the eyes. This week we will examine how illusion plays a role both in nature and in the art world, as well as the fine line between reality and fantasy. Experimenting with mediums that can take on illusive effects.

Stupp Center Camps

Sibling Discount

Register one camper, get 10% off additional siblings enrolled!

Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, fill out this online form. Once submitted, you will hear back about your application within two weeks. Feel free to email info@artscopestl.org with any questions.

 

 

Discounts & Financial Aid

Play, Pretend, Create, Innovate

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. Each week a different theme. Register for one, two or all!

Cancelation Policy

For Summer 2023, a registration canceled up to the Friday two weeks prior to the week of enrollment is eligible for a refund, less an administrative fee of $25 per week of enrollment canceled. Cancellations requested after that point are not entitled to a refund

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sets Camp Create apart?

A: 

  • Camp Create is a week-long, immersive, artist-led experience.

  • Our staff is entirely made up of local artists.

  • Students will explore community, arts, nature and facilitation during their week at Camp Create.

  • We lead by example and model behavior that builds community within camp.

  • We are here to support the success, enrichment, and joy of each child. 

  • We are discovery led, and encourage students to identify and reflect on their interactions with the world around them through the lens of lifelong artistry.

  • We strive to see ourselves in each other, and to approach each day with genuine empathy and connection.

  • We strive to utilize education as a collaborative art form, and are so excited for our cohort to learn, create, and discover right along with your camper!

 

Q: What age range does Camp Create cater to?

 

A: Camp Create is designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. This age range ensures that students are comfortable with a full day of instruction and the classroom environment. If a parent is confident that their child can handle the full day and follow our expectations, they are welcome to join. However, if a child isn't able to abide by the expectations, they'll need to be picked up from camp.

 

Q: How do I find the Camp Create location?

 

A: We recommend using "Artscope" as your GPS destination rather than "2929 Tower Grove Ave." Enter the park on Kingshighway between Arsenal and Magnolia, and follow the southernmost road up to our cottage. We are located at the corner of Arsenal and Center Cross Drive, across the street from the Turkish Pavilion.

 

Q: Is Camp Create accessible for people with disabilities?

 

A: Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of our studio, our building is not wheelchair accessible. The bathroom can be accessed via a tight spiral staircase. Additionally, voices can reverberate loudly in our stone building, so those with auditory sensitivities might be more comfortable with noise-dampening devices.

 

Q: What is the refund policy for Camp Create?

 

A: Refunds are only issued for cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. There may be some flexibility in moving a camp date if enrollment is low, but this should be checked with the Executive Director.

 

Q: Are masks required at Camp Create?

 

A: Masks are recommended in close quarters, but not required as per current CDC recommendations.

 

Q: Does Camp Create offer before or after care?

 

A: No, neither before nor after care is provided for School Year School's Out programs.

 

Q: Are there scholarships available for Camp Create?

 

A: Yes, we do offer scholarships. Direct interested individuals to this form and send them this scholarship letter.

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