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UW-Green Bay to offer High School Summer Art Studio Camp, beginning June 23

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In its 55th summer, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay once again is offering its Summer Art Studio camp for high school students.

Students entering grades 8 through 12 can sign up online for the summer art camp, held June 23-28 at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Simply visit www.uwgb.edu/camps/art/highSchoolArt for registration and more information.

Attendees will be taught by some of the best teachers and professional artists from across the state. They will study in a variety of class offerings, including:

Photography in Black and White — With artist instructor Lindsey Przybylski, students will learn all aspects of the fine art of black and white 35 mm photography. Instruction will include an array of methods and attendees will learn how to take studio and outside shots and use dramatic lighting effects.

Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Book-Making — Artist Kathy Hackbarth will teach students how to make artistic sketchbooks, journals and even graphic novels. The Japanese Stab Bound Book — with a visible binding that incorporates waxed linen — and several other styles of books will be taught.

Fashion Design — Students will create their own patterns and hand and machine sew them, fashioning completely original haute couture. Campers will get the chance to show off their new inventions during a public fashion show. Instructors Ahliah Brazeau and Nina Perkins.

Abstract Exploration with Acrylics — Creativity, exploration and a fun and friendly environment await as students learn to explore beyond normal boundaries; from Super-Realism to Non-Objective, our subject matter will be as vast as the artist’s ambitions, and take us to a world of limitless possibilities. Instructor Jason Keller.

Computer Animation — Students will learn traditional animation theory, principles and techniques and apply them through the powerful Flash computer software. Each camper will explore character development, invent a storyline, and create cartoon animated shorts. Led by instructor Tom Wallestad.

Multi-Media Figure Drawing — Students advance artistic skills by creating both two- and three-dimensional art. Students will be rendering self-portraits and drawing from the live model, learning molding techniques and building life-sized body sculptures.

Metals: The Fine Art of Jewelry and Small Sculpture — Students will design and create jewelry and small sculpture works under the masterful eye of instructor Travis Lewis. Class will feature the basics of metalworking — piercing, forming, forging and soldering — while working with brass, bronze, silver and nickel.

Ceramics: Using the Potter’s Wheel and Advanced Hand-Building Techniques in Raku Firing — With instructor Dean Hoegger, students will create advanced forms — such as lidded vessels, section pots and altered wheel-thrown pieces — as they learn the wheel-throwing process. They will also use new hand-building methods to create larger pots and sculptural forms. Raku firing, the use of fire and smoke, will achieve dramatic glazing effects.

Mosaic Art — Students will learn the art of mosaics while using tools, materials and techniques including bases, adhesives, and grout; shaping and placing tesserae; practical and artistic design considerations; and several methods of creating the actual mosaic. Instructor Kimberly Martiny.

Co-directors for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp are Carrie Fonder and Sandra Shackelford. A listing of all camp instructors, with course descriptions and more about the instructional staff, can be found online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/art/highSchoolArt.

Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, with the Final Exhibition Show being held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Students may attend the camp as commuters or they may live in student housing on the UW-Green Bay campus. Camp fees are $269 for commuters and $549 for residents. In addition to instruction, the residential fee includes room and board, counselor supervision on activities and overnight, and transportation to evening activities.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/art/highSchoolArt. Information also is available by phone at (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.

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