UW-Green Bay to offer High School Summer Art Studio Camp, beginning June 21

In its 57th 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 21-26 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 Wisconsin and the Midwest. 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.

Trashion/Fashion — 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 Nina Perkins and others.

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 Cristian Andersson.

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.

Drawing Selfies — In this unique class you will build important drawing skills and expand your repertoire of experimental methods while creating “Selfies.” This class will inspire you with new ways to make marks, investigate proportions, and use value in your drawings. Instructor Danica Oudeans.

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 Ryan Bartel. Class will feature the basics of metalworking — piercing, forming, forging and soldering — while working with brass, bronze, silver and nickel.

Explorations in Watercolor — Unleash your creativity while splashing in puddles of transparent watercolor. Using artist-grade paints and paper, campers will enjoy exploring the spontaneous qualities of watercolor, creating vibrant paintings using a variety of techniques. Instructor Tricia Matthew.

Slinging Ink: An Introduction to Screen Printing — Concert posters, t-shirts, and all sorts of paper ephemera use screen printed imagery. This process rose to fame in the 1960s with the help of Andy Warhol’s iconic pop images, and it is still relevant in contemporary fine art, graphic design, and commercial printing. Instructor Johanna Winters.

Graffiti! — Unravel the complex world of graffiti art! Learn about graffiti — from the early days of subway graffiti to the amazing evolution of the present-day graffiti movement. Students will use what they learn to develop their own style and paint a graffiti mural. Instructor Beau Thomas.

Director for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp is Carrie Fonder, professional artist and teacher. 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, June 22-25; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 26, with the Final Exhibition Show being held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Students may attend the camp as commuters or they may live in student housing on the UW-Green Bay campus. Camp fees are $295 for commuters which includes lunch and $579 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. Email: summercamps@uwgb.edu.


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