From Junk to Jewelry
Be the talk of your school! Transform ordinary cast-off objects into wearable art. Jewelry instructor, Travis Lewis , will not only introduce you to the basics of jewelry-making, but he'll also encourage you to come up with knock-your-socks-off bling! Rummage through thrift stores. Match that lonely single earring with other found baubles and work them together into unique bracelets, necklaces, pins, and earrings. You'll have lots of fun and learn to saw, rivet, and solder.
June 30-July 3, 2014 (Day Camp Only)
For campers entering grades 6-9
(If you are entering grades 8 or 9 in the Fall, you may register for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp if you wish to stay in the campus dorms as a resident camper).
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 - Wednesday
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Thursday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).
Commuter Camp Fee:
- $279 (includes instruction, lunch, and a camp t-shirt)
- Lab fee: $25
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. Tradewinds, of Green Bay, will pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information about this service will be described in your supply list letter. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class. Please call or e-mail us if you have questions.
Campers must select TWO classes -
Other Classes Available Include:
- Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing for Raku Firing
- Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Illustration
- Introduction to Fine Art Digital Photography
- Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
- Exploration with Acrylics
- Fashion Design
- Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Book Making
- From Junk to Jewelry
- Watercolor Painting
- Graphic Design: Fool with Photoshop!