Metals: The Fine Art of Jewelry and Small Sculpture
Design and create jewelry and small sculpture works under the masterful eye of Travis Lewis. You will learn the basics of metal working - piercing, forming, forging, and soldering - while working with brass, bronze, silver, and nickel. Working with a combination of metals and techniques will open you to a better understanding of the versatility of this media for creation of fine art objects, as well as your own wearable jewelry designs.
June 22-27, 2014
For campers entering grades 8-12+
Instructor: Travis Lewis
Travis Lewis, metal smith, has a BFA from Wayne State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. As an artist he creates jewelry and sculptural objects using a wide variety of materials such as wood, leather, fabric, plastic, and metal. He has exhibited his work in Arizona, Michigan, Chicago, Nijmegen (in the Netherlands), Amsterdam, London, and Munich. Presently, Travis is working as an adjunct professor teaching foundations courses at the Art Institute of Michigan.
Daily Class Hours:
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Friday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).
- Commuter Fee: $279 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
- Resident Fee: $559 (includes instruction, room, meals, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and camp t-shirt). The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $25-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
- Class Lab Fee: $25
Guest Faculty and Artists
Campers will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional artists from across the state. Click here for more information about this summer’s Art Camp faculty.
A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class." Please call or send us an e-mail if you have questions.