UW-Green Bay Middle School Summer Art Studio Camp registration under way

Enrollment is open now for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Middle School Summer Art Studio, scheduled Sunday through Friday, June 14-19, on the University campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. Students eligible to attend are those who will enter grades six through nine in fall 2015.

Camp sessions will begin on Monday, June 15. Students can select from a variety of art media and will choose two of the following sessions as their camp focus. Information and registration is available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/art/middleSchoolArt/.

Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing for Raku Firing will teach students the basics of hand-building techniques for making functional and sculptural forms. Students will be introduced to throwing pots on a wheel. Professional potter and teacher Dean Hoegger will instruct the class.

Fine Art Digital Photography will help you explore what makes a great fine art photograph, including lighting, shutter speed, and basic photo editing techniques. This workshop does not include darkroom work, and students must provide their own digital camera and memory card. Instructor Lindsey Przybylski.

Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Illustration instructor Judy Sarasin will help students capture creatures of the wild with pencil, pastels and charcoal. Students will develop drawing skills through gesture drawing, shading and the use of grid method.

Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration will feature instructor Tom Wallestad, who has a passion for cartooning. Students will learn basic cartooning drawing skills, the foundation of penciling, inking, coloring and transferring images.

Fabulous Fashion and Fabric Design, new this year, features hand painting, dying, and spray painting your own fabric design! Instructor Nina Perkins and others will teach you the basics of sewing and will help bring your designs to life.

Metals: The Fine Art of Jewelry and Small Sculpture offers an array of metalworking skills like sawing, riveting, and soldering as you make unique metal creations. Instructor Ryan Bartel will help you combine your new skills with your personal vision as you investigate the world of small metals, from keychains to bracelets.

Abstract Exploration with Acrylics will offer past and present techniques invoking creativity as campers explore the realms of realism, abstraction and everywhere in between under the guidance of painter and teacher Cristian Andersson.

Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Bookmaking: Working with accomplished book artist Christine Style, students will create approximately three styles of books ranging  from a “Flutter Book” that is put together without any stiches, to a “Japanese Stab Bound Book” that requires the use of drills, sandpaper, waxed linen thread and much more.

Explorations in Watercolor: In this class, campers will experiment with the textures created by different types of salt, sea sponges, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, and a variety of other materials to create beautiful, vibrant, and imaginative paintings. Instructor Tricia Matthew will also teach campers about color theory, how to work with different brushes, and composition.

Mix It Up! Mixed Media: Instructor Danica Oudeans will teach you a variety of new and exciting ways to create two-dimensional works of art using both traditional and non-traditional materials and methods. Learn experimental techniques such as Xerox transfer, material collage, and wax-resist while creating beautiful portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure desired course selections.

Middle School Summer Art Studio is offered for commuters and residential housing students with classes scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday classes end at 3:00 p.m. and the Final Art Exhibition will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students and their parents are responsible for their own daily transportation to Summer Art Studio. The camp fee for commuter campers is $295 and covers instruction, lunch, and a tee shirt. The resident camper fee is $579 and includes instruction, room, meals, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and a camp t-shirt. Some classes requiring special materials also have a lab fee. Students must be 12 years of age to stay overnight on campus. Resident campers arrive on Sunday, June 14.

More information and registration is available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Call (920) 465-2775. Email: summercamps@uwgb.edu.

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