Copyright © 2014. The One Less Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Philadelphia PA. Contact Us

Lifting each out of poverty until there is one less

Home Register 4 ArtWorks


the summer camp for entrepreneurial teens with a creative side

This camp is for teens who want to explore their artistic and creative talents and learn how to start a creative business. During the six-week camp, teens will learn how to make marketable products such as jewelry, art, other accessories and upcycled furniture while on a budget. In addition to fine tuning creative skills, teens also learn how to run a business. At the end of camp, teens will host an Open House and Market where they will introduce and sell their newly created works to the public. All proceeds from the sale of their creations will be their own profit!

ArtWorks is a joint collaboration between G’Town Restoration CDC, Topaz and Opal, and The One Less Foundation

While attending the camp, teens will learn how to create wearable jewelry and accessories (earrings, pendants, necklaces and rings), learn how to refurbish upcycled furniture with paint and decoupage, collage work and painting and how to re-imagine well loved pieces and materials.

During camp students will learn the business side of being an entrepreneur, including how to write a business plan, how to read and understand financial statements, the “how-to’s” for marketing and branding a creative business. Teens will meet with and learn from well established creative business owners, who will help guide them in the process of creating their own business.

WHO is the camp for: TEENS ages 13-18

WHAT is the cost: $600.00 per teen

WHEN is the camp: July 20, 2015 - August 28, 2015

                                   Camp meets Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE is the camp: The Landreth Building at 1201 South 23rd St.

                                     in the Community Room (enter on Manton St.)

The camp director for ArtWorks is Kim Wilson, PhD, former professor of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at Temple University where she taught for 15 years. She is also the founder and primary creative designer at Topaz and Opal, a creative small business founded in 2014. Kim sells her custom made jewelry, paintings and upcycled furniture to clients across the US and internationally.


& Opal

Download a flyer here