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

Enrollment is open now for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Middle School Summer Art Studio scheduled Monday through Friday, June 20-24, on the UW-Green Bay campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. Students eligible to attend are those who will enter grades six through nine.

Students can choose from a variety of art mediums and will choose two of the following sessions as their camp focus. Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure desired course selection.

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

Introduction to Fine Art Digital Photography will introduce students to the workings of their own digital camera and Photoshop. Students will work with Tammy Resulta to take photographs in the environment and in the studio and will learn the editing process and composition.

Wildlife Illustration instructor Sara Tlachac 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.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting offers students a variety of acrylic painting techniques, including working with brush and/or spatula, glazing, impasto and collage. Professional artist Arda Ishkhanian will help students transfer their emotions, moods, tensions and tranquility to the canvas. Simple exercises will help spark the imagination and deepen the understanding of texture, shape, form and interesting imagery.

Fashion Design with Cory Linsmeyer will explore the fast-paced world of fashion designers, models and stylists. Students will be meeting deadlines, coming up with new fashion ideas and producing outfits that are original.

Fashion Illustration and Accessory Designs with Cory Linsmeyer introduces young artists to the world of fashion and garment construction. The course will focus on the drawing and illustration aspects of fashion. Students will be given challenges to design clothes based on various inspirations from history and pop culture.

From Junk to Jewelry with jewelry instructor Erica Becker will show students how to transform cast-off objects into wearable art. Students will be introduced to the basics of jewelry-making.

Middle School Summer Art Studio is a day camp only, with classes scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday classes end at 3 p.m. to allow students to prepare their work for the free, public final exhibition in UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery.

Students and their parents are responsible for providing their own daily transportation to Summer Studio. Commuters may bring their lunches, purchase meal cards, or purchase snacks from vending machines. The camp fee of $249 covers instruction. Some classes requiring special materials also have a lab fee.

More information and registration is available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. The telephone numbers for information are (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.


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