Jewelry and Metalsmithing Institute

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 15, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Tuition: $1,515
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

Learn basic fabrication methods for silver, copper and brass to create both jewelry and object. Enameling on silver and copper will be covered. Prior experience with metalsmithing is not required, beginners are welcome.

A small supply of copper, brass and silver will be provided. Students are welcome to bring additional materials. Useful extras include fine silver (.999) sheet in 18 or 20-gauge or fine silver wire in various gauges. These extra materials are optional and may be purchased online at most jewelry supply companies before arrival at camp.

Resources and Facilities

The visual arts department is housed in the state-of-the-art Dow Center for Visual Arts. Its features include separate studio space for ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, metals, digital arts, photography, printmaking, and fibers. The most impressive facility of its kind at any secondary school in the country, it also includes a professional gallery space for exhibitions of work by students, faculty, and visiting artists.