For the past nine years, Upturn Arts has produced a summer camp for New Orleans children ages 4-12 that focuses on visual arts, music, theater, and dance, with the mission, “Arts for All”.
Past campers Skylar Williams was accepted into the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s vocal program; Will Wisnesky was accepted into a dance intensive programs with the Orlando Ballet and Nutmeg Conservatory; Jackson Norton was accepted into NOCCA for the 2018-2019 school year
The camp is open to young artists in New Orleans, ages 4-12. creARTive grants are available for those who qualify. Visit http://upturnarts.org/get-cre-art-ive/ for more information. Master artists, such as Tank and the Bangas, David Shaw of the Revivalists, Kristin Diable, and others will visit the camp to mentor young artists in their respective arts background.
The summer camp is organized in six themed sessions beginning the week of June 4. Camp runs through the week of August 6-10.
The themes this year are:
Session 1–Superhero Camp
Session2 – Explore Nola Camp
Session 3–Adventure Camp
Session 4–STEAM Camp
Session 5–Recycle Camp
Session 6–International Camp
**Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 5 are two-week camp sessions.
Upturn Arts is a fun and creative program that teaches children in the New Orleans community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists. Our mission is to provide “Arts for All”.
A unique feature of Upturn Arts’s summer camp is that young artists have an opportunity to work with Master Artists, such as David Shaw of The Revivalists, Tank and the Bangas, Mike Doussan, and more.
Another bonus of Upturn Arts Summer Camp 2018 is that creARTive grants are available for middle- and low-income families to subsidize the cost of tuition, ensuring the mission, “Arts for All”. Camp begins June 4 with six different themed sessions and ends the week of August 10.
“Due to the nature of our organization, we hope to provide creARTive Grants to at least 50% of the young artists who attend our programming. One of our goals is to engage the immediate neighborhood and directly impact those families that live around our site.” says Executive Director, Dana Reed. Upturn Arts is located at Nola Spaces at 1719 Toledano Street.