Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp

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August 9-13, 2021

Immanuel’s Music and Arts Camp is a summer day camp where faith and creativity connect in a God-centered environment.

Open to children who have completed kindergarten-8th grade.

Only $175 for the week ($125 each additional child)! Financial assistance is available.

Meet our 2021 staff

Chris Cherwien, camp director and Choir Time leader

Camp founder Chris Cherwien serves as the Director of Worship and Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul and is the alto section leader with the National Lutheran Choir. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from Augsburg College.

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Ellen Ferrari, Art for All teacher

Ellen Ferrari has been inspiring the youngest artists for more than thirty years. She received her BA in studio art and education from Carlton College, followed by graduate study at the University of Minnesota. Ellen offers occasional classes at ArtStart/ArtScraps and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA).

Cindy Bullock, Daily Devo leader

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Naomi Quimby, Pen & Ink teacher

Naomi Quimby has a BA in art from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MA in Art History from University of Pennsylvania. Naomi likes to teach a mix of basic art techniques while encouraging independent creative thought – all while sneaking a bit of art history.

Emily Conroy

Emily Conroy, Photography teacher

Emily Conroy is owner of Love & Cupcakes LLC and an experienced educator with 4-H and other organizations. This will be Emily’s second year teaching at the camp. Website:

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Chiaki O’Brien, SAORI/Japanese Weaving teacher

Weaver Chiaki O’Brien is a Japanese-born expert on the SAORI weaving style. According to her website, SAORI has four slogans: • Consider the differences between machines and people • Weave with a Happy Heart • Explore with all your might • Learn together as a group

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Joko Sutrisno, Gamelan teacher

Joko Sutrisno, Sumunar’s artistic and music director, is an accomplished Javanese gamelan performer, composer, and educator. He conducts a wide variety of classes, workshops, and residencies for students from K-college.

Darin Riedel, Handbells teacher

Corrine Schuster, Clay Creations teacher

Corrine Schuster is an art educator at Maxfield Elementary in the St. Paul Public Schools. She also teaches a variety of community education classes for both children and adults.