U-Turn is Upturn Arts’ first at-home, virtual summer camp for ages 4-14.

This remote program will include age-specific lesson plans that can be done alone, with the help of an older sibling or adult, or with one of our teaching artists through our educational YouTube channel. There are no scheduled or live lessons so U-Turn can be completed at your leisure!



Each registrant will receive an art kit that includes the following:

  • A reusable bag
  • Camp t-shirt with tie-dye kit
  • Age-specific activity book with detailed lesson plans
  • Art supplies to complete each lesson

500 art kits will be available to Upturn Arts families and community members on a first-come, first-served basis with the following registration dates:

  • May 13 – May 21: current Upturn Arts families
  • May 22: open to the public

Art Kits will be distributed curbside at Nola Spaces (1719 Toledano) during the following time slots:

  • 6/14/20 – 10:00-2:00 pm
  • 6/15/20 – 8:00-12:00 pm
  • 6/16/20 – 12:00-4:00 pm
  • 6/17/20 – 2:00-6:00 pm

Beginning 6/14/20, the U-Turn YouTube channel link will go live!



U-Turn is being provided on a pay-what-you-can scale. Each U-Turn art kit costs roughly $100 to make. All donations will go towards creating additional packets and programs throughout the summer.

To make a donation towards your art kit, or an art kit for another young artist: https://bit.ly/UTurnDonation

U-Turn Sponsors: