Kids + Teens Programming
The mission of the Baltimore Jewelry Center is to engage the greater Baltimore community with the practice of metalsmithing and art jewelry. With our after school programs we create an environment for kids and teens to explore a new form of making. Students will learn about new materials and gain a variety of skills as they work with our instructors to create their own handmade object.
After School at the Baltimore Jewelry Center
Wednesdays| Oct 2 – Nov 20| 4:30-6:30 pm
This after school program is an immersive introduction to jewelry making for kids and teens ages 10-14. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students will learn about the history of jewelry, learn basic metalsmithing skills, broaden their understanding of what art is, and produce a variety of finished work. Over the course of 8 classes students will explore sawing, riveting, coloring and texturing metal and working with found objects. Work will be photographed at the end of the camp for future portfolio needs.
Financial aid is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
About the Instructor:
Molly was first introduced to metals and jewelry in her first year of college at James Madison University. For two summers, she taught at Buck’s Rock Camp for Performing and Creative Arts and worked with kids and young adults, ranging from 8 -18. In 2016, she began working as an intern for Baltimore based contemporary jeweler, Erica Bello. In 2018 she began working for the Baltimore Jewelry Center and started working on their youth outreach programs. She became the instructor of the After School Program in the summer of 2019, and has been the on site supervisor for the Baltimore Jewelry Centers first YouthWorks summer jobs program.