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SUMMER CAMP: Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing at The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

WEEK:  Monday, June 26th through Friday, June 30th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00m to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $330.00

PRESENTED BY:   The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Explore jewelry design and metalsmithing while creating wearable masterpieces for you, your friends and your family. Create objects like pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and keychains. Learn the processes of enameling, etching, wire wrapping, letter stamping, hammering, embossing, and chain making.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lindsay Huff is an artist and metalsmith who creates wearable art and works primarily in enamel. Her artistic process stems from a fascination with her materials and environment. Lindsay graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, where she began her first experiments with enameling. As an artist, Lindsay loves the act of transformation and the dialogue between certainty and uncertainty: how glass enamels react with each other, the anticipation of waiting for a piece to reveal itself after a firing, and the hammered metamorphosis of sheet metal to finished vessel.  

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.