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Papermaking & Creative Storytelling Summer Camp (NEW LOCATION)


Papermaking & Creative Storytelling Summer Camp: Ages 5-13

by ArtCamp504

ArtCamp504 offers week long art workshops taught by professional teaching artists and culminate in a Friday performance or gallery walk for family and friends. Workshops are held at Art Klub. High School & College students may apply to volunteer through our Teacher-Guide Program.

Each day has a morning art workshop, afternoon art workshop, and outdoor activities. Thanks to our partners at New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours, we are bringing the campers to Stallings Recreation Center twice a week to swim. 

NEW LOCATION: Tigermen Den @ 3113 Royal St New Orleans 70117

HOURS: 9am - 3pm, Aftercare 3-5pm

COST: $225/week. Includes material fee and snack. Campers must bring own lunch.
Aftercare: $15 drop in, $60/weekly.


Learn how to create unique, pressed paper using recycled materials and collage - then use this paper to tell a visual or written story. Campers may use their paper to create illustrated storybooks, graphic novels, pop-up books, chapter books, movie posters, or an individual art piece. They will explore a variety of mediums to illustrate their stories - watercolors, oil pastels, collage techniques, acrylic paint, colored pencil and more. They will learn various book binding techniques - such as yarn, metal rings, sewing - or their own creation. Stories can follow a traditional plot format (beginning, middle, end, protagonist, antagonist), or campers may choose an experimental storytelling approach.  Campers will present their work in a Storytelling performance for family and friends.

Lead Teacher: Kirah Haubrich has been creatively involved in the New Orleans art world for 20 years. She created the Big Top Arts Education Center, which provided the community a top notch summer art camp program for 11 years.  She is also co-creator of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.  Kirah studied under paper maker Kathleen Hayek of NYC/ Upstate NY fame.  She infuses her love of books and creative writing in her paper making class, encouraging her students to create physically as well as exercising their imaginations.