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Mario Sanchez Camp

29-July to 2-August from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.)
Students will tour the Custom House exhibition, paying particular attention to the work of America’s premier Cuban-American folk artist, Mario Sanchez. Students will learn about the elaborate brown paper bag sketches that Sanchez drew before beginning his intaglio’s. After the tour, the students will have the opportunity to depict their Key West memories on brown paper bags, emulating the style of Mario Sanchez. Mario Sanchez was a Cuban-American folk artist from the Key West cigar-making neighborhood known as “Gato’s Village”. Self-taught, Sanchez began working artistically in 1930 on media like paper bags and cedar wood boards.

Instructors: Crystal Smith and Jennifer Hernandez

Camp Details

In addition to registering online, we will require guardians to complete more detailed information for emergency purposes. The ArtCamp! 2019 registration, permission to use images, and Camper Code of Conduct forms will be emailed to you and must be completed before the commencement of camp.

Camp starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. To ensure the comfort of your child throughout the day, we have included a list of essentials. Please pack these items in a beach bag that can be left at the camp. The bags will be kept in a designated storage area. It is important that all items be labeled with your child’s name.

Closed-toe shoes
Flip flops
Reusable water bottle
Sun shirt


July 29, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
August 2, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
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Fort East Martello
3501 South Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, Fl 33040 United States