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CabrilloArts for Youth

Creative Clay Camp! (ages 9-16)

Come get your hands dirty as you create your personal pottery masterpieces with Cabrillo College Ceramics and Visual Arts Faculty.

In this week long camp, students will be exposed to a variety of ceramic forming techniques and have an opportunity to pursue self-expression through useful forms, musical instruments, decorative tiles and/or sculptural form.  Use the potter's wheel to spin cups, bowls and other vessels. Use your hands to shape and sculpt objects for mobiles or garden.  Press patterns into tiles and slabs of smooth clay.

5 days of clay-play and clay-craft!

No experience necessary!

 

Ages 11-16
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29 (NEW DATES!)

2 - 5 pm
Room: VAPA 3013
Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210
plus $25 materials fee

register online

 

Payson McNett received his AA from Cabrillo College 2007, BA from San Jose State University 2009 and MFA from Indiana University 2012. He teached Digital Fabrication at Cabrillo College. He’s had solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions in several states including Alabama, Indiana, and California. He has worked extensively in a wide range of media including: metal fabrication, ceramics, mold making, screen printing, woodworking, as well as silver, bronze, aluminum and iron casting.

Sam Clarkson is a Studio Potter in Bonny Doon and teaches Ceramics at Cabrillo College. He has worked as a clay artist for over twenty years, exhibiting nationally and internationally. His ceramic research focuses on alternative fuels, sung dynasty glazes, and native materials.

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Makers, Builders & Creators  (ages 12-17)

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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dusty, techy, wet and messy as you spend one or two weeks in the 3D art studio and fab lab space at Cabrillo College. Over the two-weeks we’ll dive into an array of hands-on “old-school” traditional tools and mediums and state-of-the-art technologically advanced 3-dimensional tools and mediums. Learn how to manipulate and shape each medium and how it occupies 3 dimensional space.

Ideal for middle school through high school students considering careers or majors in engineering, art, manufacturing or design - or those who just want to shape, make and build!

No experience necessary!

Session 1: Explore 3D printing, scanning & modeling, plaster carving, woodworking.

Session 2: Explore paper and cardboard models, laser-cutting and vinyl stickers.

Session 1:
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29

10 am - 1 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by June 6: $275
Register after June 6: $295
plus $60 materials fee

register online
 

Session 2:
Mon. - Fri., August 1-5
CLASS CANCELLED
10 am - 1 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by June 6: $275
Register after June 6: $295
plus $60 materials fee

 

Payson McNett received his AA from Cabrillo College 2007, BA from San Jose State University 2009 and MFA from Indiana University 2012. He’s had solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions in several states including Alabama, Indiana, and California. He has worked extensively in a wide range of media including: metal fabrication, ceramics, mold making, screen printing, woodworking, as well as silver, bronze, aluminum and iron casting.

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Comic Book & Narrative Art: Writing and Illustrating   (ages 9-16)

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Young artists, comic book lovers and graphic novel devotees come spend a week with Elijah to learn the basics of comics and narrative art. Students will gain skills in visual storytelling, character design, and page layout including composition, perspective and value. Students will learn about the pencil and ink process as well as comic writing.

Each student will have the option to create their own short penciled, inked, and lettered, short comic that will be published in a collection of the classes' work available to each student at the end of the week.

No experience necessary!

Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., June 20 - 24

1 - 4 pm
Room: 1522
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $40 materials fee

register online

 

Ages 13-16
Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1

1 - 4 pm
Room: 1522
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $50 materials fee

register online

 

Elijah Pfotenhauer is a local Santa Cruz Illustrator, painter and teacher. He grew up drawing comics and creating worlds then studying Character Animation at Cal Arts. He has 10 years experience in the fields of graphic art and illustration. He has painted several public murals, and worked with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Oakland’s Community Rejuvenation Project and through the William James Association.

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Small Metal Sculpture, Hand Fabrication and Jewelry (ages 13-17)

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Join us in the state-of-the-art small metals studio at Cabrillo College for a week of small metals and jewelry. Learn how to create small metal sculptures and unique jewelry using hand-fabrication techniques like sawing, forming, forging, stamping, cold connecting, texturing, coloring and more. Your instructor will teach metalworking equipment and tool safety first. Then, metalsmithers will use a variety of tools including copper, brass sheet and wire to transform our design ideas into amazing finished pieces.

Please see the CLASS RESOURCES page for additional, important information about this class!

 

Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
9 am - 12 noon
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210
plus $35 materials fee

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Lynn Guenther’s teaching experience includes SPECTRA teaching and Watershed Education programs in local schools, camps and classes through Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Seymour Center, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and many more.

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Digital Photography 1: Shooting with Natural & Studio Light (ages 12-15)

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Learn the basics of shooting great photographs with digital cameras. Topics covered will include image composition, getting the correct exposure for shooting outdoors, action shots, as well as working with basic lighting & reflectors. Walks around campus will provide a variety of subjects: landscape photography, florals, fashion, architecture & more. DSLR camera recommended, though cell-phone camera ok. Basic processing and editing of photographs from camera to digital darkroom will also be covered.


Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
9 am- 1 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $10 materials fee

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Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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Digital Photography 2: Processing in the Digital Darkroom (ages 12-15)

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Learn the basics of processing your digital photography and advanced image editing with Adobe Photoshop to take your digital photographs to the next level. Short walks around campus with cameras will focus on gathering image elements for photo editing project(s) to done with Photoshop image editing techniques. Students will learn; how to - color correct, process, edit, dodge/burn, make selections & cut-outs, as well as, enhanced layer blending modes, collage, apply special effects to enhance an image and more. Students will also learn where & how to print their photographs on canvas, metal & more.

Students who did not take the Part 1 camp need to bring their own photos on a USB flash drive.

Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
9 am- 1 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195

plus $10 materials fee

 

register online

 

Alixandra Mullins has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.

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TAKE BOTH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTES FOR JUST:

Register by June 6: $335
Register after June 6: $360
plus $20 materials fee

 

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GeeDee is Me - Fun with Graphic Design (ages 12-14)

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If you love band t-shirts, posters, magazines, surf and skate graphics, then this camp is for you. Translate your creative and visual design ideas into actual computer art. Learn some of the most adaptable design principles and how to apply them to your own text, illustration, and photographic compositions. This is a fun introduction for students interested in learning more about graphic design. Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity.

Students will have the opportunity to use Wacom drawing tablets to see how real designers illustrate!

Mon. - Fri., June 27 - July 1
9 am - 12 Noon
Room: VAPA 2021
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $10 materials fee

 

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Marco Lucadano is the graphic design and digital photography instructor at Soquel High School where he has been teaching for 8 years. He has experience as a freelance graphic designer and has been teaching for more than 15 years in Santa Cruz County.

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Virtual Fashion Design and Runway Show! (ages 7-13)

Fashion is a way of communicating and expressing yourself. Share your style and imagination through fashion design. Learn to design clothes, accessories, and even your own clothing label, using a drawing tablet and computer. Also create an animated fashion show, showing off your favorite designed outfits.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 10 students each session.

Ages 7-9
Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

register online

 

Ages 10-13
Mon. - Fri., July 11-15
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210
Plus $20 material fee payable at registration

register online



 

 



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