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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. In this week long class, 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 9-11
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29
(Date Change)
9 am - 12 noon
Room: VAPA 3013
Register by June 6: $195
Register after June 6: $210
plus $25 materials fee

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Ages 12-16
Mon. - Fri., July 25-29 (Date Change)

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

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Chrissie Ross is an Instructional Assistant at the Cabrillo College Ceramics lab and a ceramic artist. She has a BA in Kinesiology and Arts Education and has exhibited her ceramics at the Mountain Arts Center Gallery. She is an accomplished artist with the passion to design exemplary art, to educate and inspire, and to create spaces that foster innovation for those who enter.To learn more about Chrissie visit her web site at yearoftheart.com

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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

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Session 2:
Mon. - Fri., August 1-5

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

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Register for both Makers, Builders & Creators Camps for just:
Register by June 6: $470
Register after June 6: $495
plus $120 materials fee

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Payson McNett – see bio below

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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 27 - July 1

9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1522
Register by June 6: $180
Register after June 6: $195
plus $40 materials fee

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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

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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.

 

Mon. - Fri., July 18-22 NEW DATES!
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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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

register online
 

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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Graphics for T-shirts, Skateboards, Stickers and More (ages 12-14)

For students who enjoy visual art in the form of drawing, painting or photography and want to create cool products, including stickers, t-shirts, hats & more. Learn how to take photos and edit with graphic design techniques using Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator to apply color effects, text, proper file formatting and more. Graphic Art techniques used to design many types of products in today's marketplace. Students will draw sketches to use, or can bring in sketches, from home & may take short walks around campus to take photos to incorporate into their imagery. We’ll choose student ideas to complete a variety of images that can be applied to products of their choosing. Students will set up their own online portfolio or storefront of their completed designs for various graphic arts related products.

Bring a USB flash drive to store and take home edited images (1G or larger)

Mon. - Fri., July 18-22
2 - 5 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 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

 

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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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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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T-Shirt Screen-Printing

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Want to learn how to print your own shirts? Come join us for a day of fun and print your own t-shirt in Cabrillo’s print studio. Instructor will demonstrate how to make a photo-stencil or hand-drawn stencil using Photoshop, expose it, develop it and print it using water-based inks. Pre-made stencils will be available for a wide variety of printing options. Each student will have 2 medium size cotton T-shirts to print on and extra shirts will be available for purchased during the class.

Sat., July 16 (ages 12-14)
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by June 6: $95
Register after June 6: $110
Plus $25 material fee at registration

 

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Sun., July 17 (ages 15-17)
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by June 6: $95
Register after June 6: $110
Plus $25 material fee at registration

 

register online

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3D Animation for Beginners (ages 16 & up)

 

Have you ever struggled to understand an architectural or mechanical design drawing and wish that you could see it in three dimensions? Have you ever wondered how video games are made or animated movies like Shrek? This course will introduce you to the world of digital modeling and animation via 3D Blender, a popular/free animation software program. Additionally, you will be introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the principles of the design process. If this sounds exciting to you then we invite you to attend our hands-on, information-packed course!

Sat., June 26
12 noon - 4 pm
Room: 801
Register by June 6: $28
Register after June 6: $32

 

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Chris Yonge is a Cabrillo College animation instructor and local practicing design professional.
Gary Marcoccia is a Cabrillo College engineering technology instructor.

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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

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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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Art and Nature - Explore and Adventure (ages 7-11)

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Young artists and adventurers will connect with art and nature taught by local artist and science presenter Lynn Guenther. In this week-long camp campers will have the opportunity to explore TWO locations: The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and it's surrounding area, and Cabrillo's Aptos Campus, including the Visual and Performing Arts Studios. Click HERE for a quick video about the Visual Arts Studios, some of which campers will get to tour durring their 3 days on campus!

On Monday and Tuesday, Lynn will cover science observation and illustration at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (aka "The Whale Museum" located across from Seabright Beach). Campers will enjoy a “day-at-the-museum” and have special behind-the-scenes access on Monday when the museum is closed to the public. Students will use museum specimens and enjoy hiking explorations around the museum.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday students will discover Cabrillo’s farm, garden and breath-taking views at the Horticulture Center, then explore some of the state-of-the-art Visual Arts studios. Using field sketching techniques students work with artistic journals in the field and then explore color, print ink, scratchboard, pastel and clay in the studio. They will tour the visual arts studios at Cabrillo including the painting and drawing studios, ceramics labs, metal foundry, small metals and jewelry studio, and woodshop.

This camp will inspire young people to explore, document and discover the natural world through observation, interpretation and creative expression.

Students need to bring a snack and lunch, plenty of water to drink, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and a sense of creative adventure!

Please note - as this camp occurs a 2 locations, the drop-off and pick-up will be at the museum for the first two days of camp, then at Cabrillo for the last 3 days of camp.

Mon. - Fri., July 18-22 CLASS CANCELLED
9 am - 1 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (Mon. & Tue.)


 

 



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