Seattle museum summer camp teaches 12-year-olds ‘the art of drag’

March 3, 2022  Adam Sabes

The week-long event is for people ages 12 to 18

A Seattle museum is hosting a summer camp for kids as young as 12-years-old that encourages them to find their “drag personas.”

The event, titled “Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag,” is being offered by the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington, and states that individuals ages 12 to 18 years old can attend.

The week-long camp will give individuals ages 12 to 18 the chance to “investigate drag history,” 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,” the event description states.

As part of the event, participants will also choose a drag name, learn “hair and makeup techniques,” as well as developing “your character’s stage presence.”