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 Monday through Friday, June 17-21, on the University campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive. Students eligible to attend are those who will enter grades six through nine in fall 2013.

Students can select from a variety of art media and will choose two of the following sessions as their camp focus:

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.

Introduction to Fine Art Digital Photography will introduce students to the workings of their own digital camera and Photoshop. Students will work with Dan Moore to take photographs in the environment and in the studio and will discuss images from some of today’s most prominent artists and photographers to learn how and why they make their images.

Wildlife Illustration 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.

Fashion Design with Ahliah Brazeau and Nina Perkins 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.

From Junk to Jewelry will transform cast-off objects into wearable art with jewelry instructor Travis Lewis. Students will be introduced to the basics of jewelry making.

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 Jason Keller.

Beyond the Cover: the Fine Art of Bookmaking: Working with accomplished book artist Kathy Hackbarth, 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.

Mosaic Masterpieces: Learn the beautiful basics of mosaics with instructor Kimberly Martiny and create incredible works of art! You’ll learn the history of art, tools and materials, and techniques including bases, adhesives and grout, shaping and placing tesserae, practical and artistic design considerations, and creating an actual mosaic.

Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure desired course selections.

Middle School Summer Art Studio is a day camp, with classes scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday classes end at 3 p.m. and the Final Art Exhibition will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students and their parents are responsible for their own daily transportation to Summer Art Studio. The camp fee of $269 covers instruction. Some classes requiring special materials also have a lab fee.

More information and registration is available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Call (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313 for further information.


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