YA! Camp Session 4B: Metals & Leatherworking (7/9-7/13)


This camp is intended for children entering grades 6-8 in the fall. If your child will be entering grade 9 in the fall you have the option to register for a Pre-College workshop for kids entering grades 9-12. 

Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp introduces students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional art studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This intensive exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal exploration. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal starting point for any youth interested in pursuing art at a more complex and rigorous level.

At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Show, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! participants.

Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.


YA! Metals is a wonderful and rare chance for middle school students to explore an ancient medium and the techniques to create small-scale projects such as jewelry, sculpture, functional items and decorative metal pieces. Each Metals Instructor focuses on different techniques to produce wonderful projects. Examples of projects might include wire sculpture and explore how to use line three-dimensionally, cutting flat sheets to create forms that move, surface design and stamping to create literary metal pieces or wearable art, and small scale forming and bending of metal to create jewelry. Every metals class is unique, and offers different skills for campers to explore in the wide field of metals in our state of the art metals studio on campus.


You will learn the processes of finishing leather, and use stitching techniques to create your own leather crafts. This first project will be a basic pouch project that allows you to initially learn how to plan the template for a project, get familiar with stitching, and generally become familiar with the material. After working together to create the pouch for the first two days, you will be encouraged to create your own design for a wallet, using poster board to create your own unique template. Your knowledge of leather can now inform a more self-directed project, while still being guided to ensure success at completion. You will also learn some leather stamping techniques to add visual interest to their designs. This workshop is so creative!

Program Type: 
YA! (Young Adult): Grades 6-8
Start Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018
End Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
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9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
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