The Seattle museum has announced a summer camp for children ages 12 to 18 that encourages them to find their "drag persona." The event, titled "Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag", is hosted by the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington. The week-long camp will give participants the opportunity to "investigate the history of drag" while also creating drag "personas". "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 ," states the event description.
As part of the event, attendees will also choose a drag name, learn hair and makeup techniques, and develop their character's stage presence. "You'll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character's stage presence," reads the event's description.
At the end of the camp, participants will be able to celebrate the new "drag personas with a private showcase". The cost to attend the camp for a week is $370 until May 31, then $400. A museum spokesperson said the museum is proud to offer drag art for young people to gain self-expression. "We celebrate creativity with all members of our community as a core part of our mission. Like any other arts enrichment program, 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," said the museum's spokesperson.