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July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019

July 16, 17 & 18, 2019
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 9 – 12

$150 per child, all 3 days

includes lunch

Your choice of 3 art modules at registration:

The Fine Art of Leather-working with Jim Jackson

Summer Camp participants will learn about the fine art of leather-working and how a simple piece of leather is turned into a work of art. Jackson will demonstrate various leather carving and tooling techniques and teach students about the many different styles of leather carving.

The Technique of Drypoint with Jim Jereb

This program will focus on the technique of drypoint. Students will create an image by scribing a polished plastic surface with a metal stylus. Multiple copies will be made by passing the inked plates through a printing press. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided. Materials are AP non-toxic, but students should come dressed for inky art making. Show up in the morning and leave in the afternoon with a portfolio of hand-printed original drypoints!

Animals in Clay From Start to Finish with Gerald Shippen

The student will learn hands on techniques in how to sculpt animals in clay from the live model.

Reverse Portrait Paintings on Acetate with Ellie Martin

Summer Camp participants will learn how to use art elements and principles of design such as color, texture, positive and negative space, and balance, emphasis and contrast to create reverse portrait paintings on acetate.



Jim Jackson

Jackson is an internationally recognized leather tooler and The Brinton’s resident leather worker. His studio in The Leather Workshop is located on grounds of The Brinton Museum. Jackson is the recipient of numerous awards and formerly worked at King’s Saddlery in Sheridan.

Jim Jereb

Jim Jereb is from Laramie (WY) and is considered a master printmaker. He has been represented in numerous exhibitions including all of The Brinton Museum’s annual small works shows.

Gerald Shippen

A resident of Cody (WY), Shippen is a longtime sculptor and recipient of numerous commissions and awards. His bronzes of Sentinel of the Plains, Birds of a Feather and turkey sculptures are part of the museum’s permanent collection of art.

Ellie Martin

Ellen Martin holds a BFA in Sculpture and a Master of Art Education. She enjoys art making with kids of all ages. She balances her time between Sheridan and Ten Sleep where she lives with her husband, daughter and four-legged family on a nature preserve.