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June 19, 2012

Dragonfly Design Announces 2012 Creative Explorers Summer Camps

Dragonfly Designs, a mobile jewelry-making company based in South San Francisco, unveils its new Creative Explorers Camp this summer.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 17, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dragonfly Designs, a mobile jewelry-making company based in South San Francisco, unveils its new Creative Explorers Camp this summer. After three years of bringing jewelry making camps in English and Mandarin to students throughout the Bay Area, the Creative Explorers Camp will offer an inquiry-based method of learning to encourage children to explore a variety of materials and techniques in the creation of innovative art projects.

Open-ended art projects allow students to use their creative freedom by choosing from art mediums such as metal, clay, paper and leather as they are led on an adventurous exploration of innovative projects from enameling to jewelry design, etching, resin, beeswax, and so much more.

Dragonfly Design’s expert staff helps facilitate learning through thought-provoking discussions, an introduction to formal critique and technical assistance. In addition, the camp exposes students to the broader creative world by bringing in specialists who offer instruction in many different fields, including architecture, wood working, yoga, dance, gardening, local ecology and much more.

The Creative Explorers Camp runs Monday through Friday from June 18 to August 24th at 150 Oak St. in San Francisco at the Chinese American International School (CAIS) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students have the option of attending a full week of camp for $355 or a half-day camp for $270 for the week. Students can drop in for a single day of camp for $75. Extended-day care is available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., with before care from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and aftercare from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

All camps are eligible for reimbursement from childcare spending accounts. “Offering students a creative class with the opportunity to make choices fosters independence in young artists and frees the students to attempt more challenging tasks without fear of failure,” said Dragonfly Designs’ owner Stacee Gillelen. “They develop divergent thinking skills, which is the ability to discover multiple ways to solve problems, and in the process, students tap in to their inherent talents as they make basic materials come to life.”

In addition to the Creative Explorers Camp, Dragonfly Designs will also be offering their traditional Jewelry Making camp, a Design Your Line camp and a Mandarin Immersion camp. To sign up, visit under the “Camps” tab or call (650) 303-1900. Single Day and Half Day camps are also available.

About Dragonfly Designs

Stacee Gillelen, a creative mom of four, founded Dragonfly Designs in 2005. Dragonfly Designs’ mission is to offer exceptional handmade jewelry and the opportunity to create it, while promoting social justice, personal style and fun. In addition to offering Bay Area summer camps, Dragonfly Designs hosts jewelry making classes for adults and children, birthday parties, fundraising opportunities, homeshows, private parties and more in the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, Contra Costa & Santa Clara. A portion of all proceeds are donated to their non-profit partnerships with organizations that serve the needs of underprivileged women and children in communities both locally and abroad.

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