This camp is a basic introduction to making jewelry by one of Tulsa’s greatest metalsmiths. Campers will be introduced to jewelry design and discuss what jewelry is and can be. Campers will work with hand tools like a jeweler’s saw, files, pliers, and more. Campers will have hands- on demonstrations of silver soldering and will learn basic stone setting and how to finish the metal. Working with copper, brass, and silver, each student will complete 2 or 3 pieces throughout the week. Campers should wear close-toed shoes.
Bill Derrevere taught fine arts at Tulsa Community College for 45 years and at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, for more than 30 years. He completed his masters degree in painting under Alexandre Hogue at the University of Tulsa and received an MA in jewelry and metalsmithing at Western Illinois University. He’s a renowned craftsmen and popular teacher.
Thanks to the generosity of many donors, ahha Tulsa provides creative camp scholarships to youth currently enrolled in K–12 grades with demonstrated financial need.
To apply for a scholarship for this program, please complete this form (do not complete registration at the link to the right). A letter of support from a caseworker, school counselor, or teacher is required for consideration.
Programs and dates are subject to change. Ahha Tulsa reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or other conflicts. If cancellation occurs, registered participants will be contacted by ahha staff and will be refunded the full tuition. If another session is available, we will be more than happy to transfer your enrollment to that session.
With inclement weather always possible, ahha reserves the right to close and cancel any scheduled classes and programs depending on severe weather conditions. If the ahha Hardesty Center is closed, a notice will be posted on our website. You may also call 918-584-3333 to confirm.
Beyond cancellations, no refunds or exchanges.