We are wrapping up our first “Camp Metalwerx” today with seven
campers, ages 11-14. This has been quite an experience for all of
us and one that we would repeat. These kids were fearless with a
torch, a hammer, and broke way less sawblades than my “adults” while
piercing very complex patterns. They happily dived in with their
needle files concentrating on making every rough surface smooth.
They played with PMC, brought back rocks from the DeCordova Museum
Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA and drilled holes for a rock wrapping
project. They all are going home with rings on their fingers and
toggles for their backpacks zippers. Today we are concluding with a
visit to the Brannen Brothers Flute Company, a gallery show of their
work, complete with professional cases and a BBQ this afternoon.
We were so encouraged by their attentiveness and courage, that we
will be hosting an After School Metals program in the fall.
If you ever have a chance to work with kids, I encourage you to do
M E T A L W E R X
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Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio