Seattle museum hosts $400 week-long summer camp for kids as young as 12 that teaches the ‘art of drag’, how to create ‘a persona’ and ‘hair and makeup techniques’

A Seattle museum will host a drag camp for kids as young as 12 with camp-goers taught ‘hair and makeup techniques’.

Led by local drag artist Joshua Hancock, ‘Summer Camp: the Art of Drag’ has run for the past two summers at the West Coast city’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).

Formerly known as EMP (the Experience Music Project), MoPOP is famous for having the world’s largest memorabilia collections on Seattle musicians Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana – and a Sky Church venue in the shape of one of Hendrix’s guitars.  

The ‘Art of Drag’ camp description states: ‘Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp!

‘Led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock, you’ll investigate drag history and work together with local artists to create your own personas.

‘You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence. 

‘At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!’

The event is open to ‘Youth of all gender expressions and identities’. 

Hancock also ran last year’s activities.

‘Summer Camp: the Art of Drag’ runs from August 18-22 and costs $370 if you register before May 31, or $400 after that.

A spokesperson for MoPOP told Fox News: ‘We are proud to offer an opportunity for young people to use drag to explore self-expression through creating characters and performances that express and uplift their unique identities.’

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