Camps and Conferences

Art: Cast Heirloom Badge 

Want to design and fabricate your own pewter object? You will be guided in ways to discover your potential to communicate through metal. Grandparents and grandchildren will work collaboratively to use traditional and contemporary techniques to make molds for casting pewter objects. The objects could be used as a talisman, heirloom, jewelry, or something original!
  • Capacity: 12
  • Ages Recommended: Ages 10-14
  • Physical Activity Level: Low
  • Notes of Interest:  For safety in the studio, campers should plan to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and natural fiber clothing as well as glasses if you wear contact lenses.  Please also bring any and all objects that you would like to incorporate in your heirloom jewelry project (jewelry, shells, buttons, etc.) or that will inspire your creation.
  • Instructor: Dr. Teresa Faris directs UW-Whitewater’s Metals program and is co-author of the Women of Metal Exhibition and Oral History Project. She has received a number of awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts 2008. She exhibits extensively in Europe and the US. Recent work, publications and exhibition are listed on her website at