Jewelry and Sculpture Making Tech Camp

The craft of jewelry is ancient. At TXRX Labs “High-Tech Jewelry and Sculpture Making Camp”, students are going to learn techniques that can revolutionize the jewelry industry. Laser cutters and 3D printers have changed the game. No longer do skills need to be practiced for years. Instead, an idea can become a finished product in days or even hours and the design can be customized endlessly. Students will learn to build 2D and 3D models on the computer using CAD software. These skills are transferable into many fields, but in this camp, students will use CAD files to make rings, necklaces, pendants, and earrings, or even to make pins for hats, pulls for zippers, ornaments for hoods, or knobs for shifters. 2D CAD files will be used to make flat objects on the laser cutter out of acrylic, leather, or wood. 3D CAD files will be used to make plastic prints on the 3D printers, which can then be used to make plaster molds and bronze and aluminum objects will be cast from those molds.

TXRX and Pop Shop will be running simultaneous, semi-collaborative camps for two weeks this summer. The first week of camp is for 9-12 year olds and the second week of camp is for 12-15 year olds. Each week has a Craft Camp track with Pop Shop America and a Tech Camp track with TXRX Labs. Kids will choose either craft or tech, but camps will do multiple activities together that blend craft and tech in a fun way.

Requirements: This camp is for kids ages 12-15

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