About this Camp
This week of camp takes treasured ways of play to the next level! Build fantastic recycled forts and tell spooky and sensational stories with cut paper puppets. Create and play backyard games and tackle other artful outdoor DIY projects. Make colorful charcuterie boards and fun party snacks, then break into the theater’s costume stash to throw a dress-up dance party! You’ll work with professional artists to create and play all week long.
Born and raised in Chicago, Mindy Trafman studied elementary education with an emphasis on art education at Northern Illinois University. While attending school and teaching, Mindy was bit by the restaurant bug. Working a decade with Rich Melman's Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, she opened several restaurants from Chicago to LA, worked another decade with Debra Sharp's rock & roll catering and restaurant group, she developed a love for hospitality. It was at Cru Wine Bar where her passion for wine and food began to grow. She explored wine further by teaching classes at Chicago's Loyola University while running the Lush Wine and Spirits shops, which led her to become a sommelier.
Lisa is a surface pattern designer and illustrator living in Holland. She has worked with some popular brands to give them fun and new artistic life to their products.
When she's not making art, she's at home with her 3 girls, husband and dog named "Nugget"
Steve Baibak (“by-back”) is a Mid-Michigan artist and an Academic Specialist with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) Michigan State University. His teaching focuses on creative processes, resourcefulness, fabrication of materials through play, and community engagement. He spotlights creativity as an important lived experience that is fundamental to how we live and learn.
Steve holds a BFA in interdisciplinary art from San Francisco Art institute and an MFA in