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Creative Arts Youth Camps

For a calendar of all Summer Youth Programs: Click HERE!

 

Discover and Explore Painting (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

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Come learn the fundamentals of painting under the guidance of a professional artist! Each day, students discover the elements of basic brush techniques along with the elements of line and color.

Over the course of the week, young artists explore tinting, color mixing, textures and shading. Music, poetry, and painting by master artists are used to enhance students’ understanding of the painting process, painting techniques, and encourage self expression. Susan gives class guidance and individual attention to help each new and/or aspiring artist develop their drawing and painting skills. Much like professional artists, our young student artists will prepare and install their artwork for an exhibition on the final day.

Susan Trimingham - see bio below

Ages 6-8
Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521 -
moved from VAPA 2015

Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $15 materials fee at registration

Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1521 - moved from VAPA 2015

Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $15 materials fee at registration

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Inside the Art Studio with Famous Artists (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

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Paint like the modern masters! Come explore painting and "meet" five famous artists inside Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art studio space: Pablo Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Rousseau, and Georgia O’Keefe. Each day features a new painting technique and different materials where young artists create their own artworks inspired by these masters. Art studio time covers painting and drawing principles, brushstroke techniques, and explores monoprinting, pastels, plein air (outdoor) painting, and proper care for art materials. 

This fun-filled week inspires students to see, think,
and imagine like an artist! 

Susan Trimingham, MA, has over 20 years’ experience as a visual artist, artist mentor, art teacher, and facilitator of professional development programs. She has taught art locally in the schools for many years and developed art programs for the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Benin.

Ages 6-8
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: VAPA 2020 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $20 materials fee at registration
Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13 -
CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2015 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $20 materials fee at registration
register online  

 

Drawing, Painting, and Canvas Construction (ages 13-17)

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Add to your portfolio by creating art pieces that focus on the visual art fundamentals. Art elements covered include line, composition, value, color, and perspective to build a strong artistic foundation. Student artists will delve deeper into idea creation, values/gridding, color theory, paint and paint mixing. They will also learn how to build and construct their own canvases.

Over the course of the week, the entire artistic process is covered from idea brainstorming, planning to constructing a canvas, to painting! This class is ideal for beginning to intermediate middle and high school painting or visual arts students.

Katelyn Byrne is a visual artist focused on mural painting, jewelry and crafts. She has been teaching youth in Santa Cruz for 3 years through Mariposa Arts, William James Association, and Branciforte Middle School’s Arts Alive program.

Mon. - Fri., July 9-13
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2020
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus $45 materials fee paid at registration
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13 - CANCELLED
8:30 am – 12:00 Noon
Room: VAPA 3004
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus $45 materials fee paid at registration
register online  

 

Creating Comic Books (ages 10-14)

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Comic books are fun to make! We'll walk you step by step through creating your own comic book story. Starting with only blank paper and a healthy imagination, we will develop new characters and story ideas.

Students will create a multi-page comic, while learning skills and techniques like character design, the narrative arc, 9 Panel Grids, how to use rhythm and pacing, and the importance of panel transitions. Beware - participants will be encouraged to be silly, imaginative, expressive, and thoughtful!

Brian Bowes, MFA, combines a playful blend of absurd fantasy and delightful craftsmanship to create his children’s book illustrations. He enjoys helping others to develop meaningful work and has worked with UC Berkeley, the California College of the Arts, the Academy of Art University, and the Walt Disney Family Museum. His work has been included in numerous children’s books, notably The Story of the Fisherman.

Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings
to see room numbers.

Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $35 materials fee at registration
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27 - CANCELLED
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings
to see room numbers.

Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $35 materials fee at registration
register online  

 

 

 

Face Painting Basics (ages 6-17)

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Explore face painting basics using safe high-quality products. This fun, unique camp covers art techniques, line work, color theory, and sponge work to create a variety of face designs. Tools and makeup selection will be covered including split cakes, stencils, proper hygiene, and creating face and body bling.

The possibilities are endless from swirls, teardrops, leaves, flowers, and masks (butterflies and tigers) to superheroes, princess designs, costume makeup, and more.

Each student goes home with their own face painting kit to practice their new art skills for a party, gathering, school event, Halloween, or just for fun!

Alison SooHoo Daniel has taught art in Santa Cruz City City Schools for over a decade and is the resident teaching artist at Bay View Elementary School. She has a B.A. in Studio Art and has studied metal sculpture, created ceramics, and practices drawing & painting. As a professional face and body painter, she shares her art at corporate and private events throughout the Bay Area. Alison is a mother of two, and loves to spend time by the ocean with her family.

Ages 6-8
June 25-29 -
CAMP CANCELLED
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: VAPA 2015 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $40 materials fee at registration

Ages 6-12
Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2015 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $40 materials fee at registration
Ages 13-17
Jul 30-Aug 3 - CAMP CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2014 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $40 materials fee at registration
  register online  

 

 

 

Printmaking! (ages 13-17)

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Printmaking is fun, playful, and one of the most satisfying mediums around - and is a lot simpler than it looks! With linocut we’ll explore cutting patterns into linoleum blocks. With collagraphs we'll glue a variety of materials onto a printing plate to form a relief surface full of textures.

We will learn about basic printmaking tools, then use them to create bold patterns, colorful images, and then print on paper, fabric, and other cool items. Students will leave with an entire edition of prints, a class exchange portfolio, and the knowledge to set up their own little printmaking studio at home!

Dana Peters MFA, is the Arts Hub Coordinator for the Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Clubs, a mixed media artist, printmaker, and performance artist. She loves dancing, surfing, and making costumes. She lives in the mountains with her 6 chickens.

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27 CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $45 materials fee at registration
register online  

 

Small Metal Jewelry (ages 13-17)

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In this fun, creative week students will learn basic jewelry fabrication and small metal skills as they create their own jewelry designs. Student will learn soldering with a gas torch, filing and polishing, and will use copper sheet, copper wires, and some fine silver. We will complete at least 3 projects, including a ring, earrings and a pendant. Tool skills, and studio safety practices will be covered.

Students will have access to the state of the art tools and equipment in Cabrillo’s Small Metals and Jewelry studio, one of the finest equipped studios in California.

Please note that students must wear long pants and closed toed shoes in the studio.

Pablo Cubangbang was born in a small town in the Philippines. He was mentored by Dawn Nakanishi and has continued to hone his filigree art and small metals skills in his small studio. Pablo received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.

Mon. - Fri., July 30- Aug. 3
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $35 materials fee
register online  

 

Jewelry, Beads, and Macramé (ages 9-13)

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Create a brand new collection of personally designed jewelry pieces. Macramé is back in vogue! Various macramé-knotting techniques will be taught to thread stylish bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and keychains using hemp and embroidery floss. Students learn bead-making techniques using paper, Sculpey, and Shrinky Dinks to incorporate into the delicate macramé knots. These design and pattern-making skills will last a lifetime and the jewelry you take home is the perfect gift for friends and family!

Katelyn Byrne is a visual artist focused on mural painting, jewelry and crafts. She has been teaching youth in Santa Cruz for 3 years through Mariposa Arts, William James Association, and Branciforte Middle School’s Arts Alive program.

Mon. - Fri., July 9-13 - CANCELLED
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
Plus $45 materials fee paid at registration
 


 

Re-Purposed and Re-Imagined - Making Art from Recycled Material (ages 9-14)

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Recycled and found materials like soda cans, candy wrappers, water bottle caps, buttons, and more are used by artists around the world to create amazing art. Discover these artists and their wild materials, and work with a SCRAP artist to build and transform your trash into treasure, and junk into art. Learn to create amazing sculptures and collage using re-purposed, disposable goods, basic art supplies, like glue, adhesive, string, and hardware, and your imagination!

Your instructor will provide recycled materials to work with, and each student is required to bring their own recycled and repurposed items to create a shared collection of materials.

Please check the Class Resources web page for list of required items.

Dana Peters MFA, is the Arts Hub Coordinator for the Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Clubs, a mixed media artist, printmaker, and performance artist. She loves dancing, surfing, and making costumes. She lives in the mountains with her 6 chickens.

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: VAPA 3004 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
register online  

 

 

Creative Clay Play (ages 6-9)

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Get messy and creative with shape, texture and color as we play with clay! Explore fun projects with wet clay, including cups, animals, and masks. Individual designs and creativity are encouraged!

Students will paint with a wide variety of non-toxic colored glazes and learn basic hand-building and glazing skills. We’ll also cover how their pieces make it through the ceramic process of construction, drying, firing, and glazing. All these amazing creations will be fired after class and available for pick up at the Extension Office.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to just 12 enrollments!

Max Rain, MFA, is the Ceramics Instructional Assistant and Kiln Technician at Cabrillo. He has taught college art courses for over 8 years, lives in Aptos, and has two children, ages 3 and 6.

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., July 10-19
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: VAPA 3013 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $160
Register after May 31: $175
plus $25 materials fee at registration
register online  

 

 

Makers, Builders and Creators (ages 8-12)

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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dusty, techy, wet, and messy as you spend a week in the 3D art studio, Makerspace, and Fab Lab at Cabrillo College. We’ll dive into an array of hands-on “old-school” traditional tools and mediums, as well as 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. Explore paper and cardboard models, and vinyl  stickers. 

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!

Payson McNett, MFA, is the an Art Studio Instructor and the Makerspace and FabLab Director at Cabrillo College. He has worked extensively in a wide range of media including: metal fabrication, ceramics, mold making, screen printing, woodworking, and casting. He is a Cabrillo graduate, Santa Cruz Native, and has two children that he loves making art with!

Mon. - Fri., July 9-13 CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $220
Register after May 31: $235
plus $60 materials fee at registration
 
   

 

 

Leatherwork Camp - Belts, Journals, Bags and More! (ages 12-15)

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Each day students will have the opportunity to create a variety of leather items from soft, supple leather. No machines necessary! Projects include a leather covered art journal, leather jewelry, tool belts, a simple bag, wallet, and a belt. Each item can be decorated to fit your size and personal style, or as a gift for someone special. While creating personalized leather objects, learn basic leatherworking skills, leather dyeing using water-based dyes, and how to use the skills to make other leather projects at home.

Students are required to wear wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Terry McInerny, MSW, is the artist/owner of Nuala, a local leather accessory business. She has been designing and selling leather goods for over seven years, and has been working in a school environment for 6 years. She loves to share the craft of leatherwork, costumes and creativity with others.

Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1520 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $45 materials fee at registration
 
register online  

 

 

Sew, Stitch and Make: Cool Summer Projects Made by Hand (ages 12-16)

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Come let your creativity flow and grow your sewing skills in this fun sewing and making camp. We will work our way through three custom designed projects that include a stuffed creature, a crossbody tote bag, and pajama pants or shorts. We will cover basic sewing skills as well as explore our own creative visions by mixing textiles, trims and buttons to make our projects.Our classroom is a great space to create and sew, with Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards, irons, and basic sewing supplies.

Students must bring one bag of poly-stuffing for their creature, and 2 yards of a cotton of their choice for the pajama pants. Your materials fee covers fabric for your other projects, and all of your notions.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to just 14 enrollments!

Kiki Barrett is a local designer and sewing instructor with a passion for helping others discover the sustainable art of creating your own clothing. She often sports her own designs and has shown ready-to-wear collections at local fashion shows.

Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1520 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195
plus $25 materials fee at registration
 
register online  


 

Costumes, Cosplay and Creativity for A-typical Learners (ages 8-12)

 

Students have the opportunity to design and create cosplay costumes, murals, masks, and other creative projects at their own pace, based on characters and imagination. We will use  a variety of materials such as leather, metal, fabric, and Tyvec. Projects are flexible, and the goal is for every student to feel safe, be successful, and have fun.

This class will offer behavior support and structure for students that have difficulty maintaining positive behavior in a less structured environment. Two instructors are present at all times, and the class is limited to 8 students. Student should bring ideas, any unfinished cosplay projects, and their enthusiasm!

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to just 8 enrollments!

Terry McInerny, MSW, is the artist/owner of Nuala, a local leather accessory business. She has been designing and selling leather goods for over seven years, and has been working in a school environment for 6 years. She loves to share the craft of leatherwork, costumes and creativity with others.

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27 CANCELLED
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1520 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $295
Register after May 31: $310
plus $45 materials fee at registration
 
register online  

 

 

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.

REGISTER EARLY! These camps have filled every year!

Alixandra Mullins - see bio below

Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.

Register before May 31: $220
Register after May 31: $235
plus $10 materials fee at registration
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.

Register before May 31: $220
Register after May 31: $235
plus $10 materials fee at registration
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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.

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

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2021
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $220
Register after May 31: $235
plus $10 materials fee at registration
 
register online  

 


TAKE BOTH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTES FOR JUST:

Option 1: Take Digital Photo 1 (week of July 16-20) and Digital Photo 2 (week of July 23-27)
Register before May 31: $410
Register after May 31: $440
plus $20 materials fee at registration
Option 2: Take both Digital Photo 1 & 2 the week of July 23-27
Register before May 31: $410
Register after May 31: $440
plus $20 materials fee at registration
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Creative Digital Illustration (ages 12-15)

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For students who enjoy drawing & sketching, learn to take your drawings to a whole new level. Turn your sketches into cool graphics that can be printed on t-shirts, hats, bags, stickers, skateboards or even made into repeating patterns for leggings, tapestries & more. Draw your own little characters for storybooks or trading cards. Learn to transform sketchpad drawings & photos into print-ready graphics using Adobe Illustrator.

Students will be able to draw at the camp or may also bring drawings from home. We will take short walks around campus to take photos to incorporate into their illustration imagery. Students learn how to edit their illustrations with colors and strokes, manipulate vector paths, apply colorful gradient effects, and how to incorporate type into their designs for finished artwork. Also covered, where & how to format their files in order to print correctly. Students will be able to set up their own online portfolio storefront and preview how their designs will look on many products in the marketplace.

Bring a USB flash drive to store and take home edited images (8 GB or larger)

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

Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 317
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.

Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
plus $10 materials fee
 
register online  


Creative Visual Design - Graphic Design and Illustration (ages 14-17)

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Do you love surf and skate graphics, garment graphics, or posters? Do you love to design and illustrate, or to edit photos? Then this camp is for you! Through a series of fun and fast-paced exercises students will explore photo editing, learn tools and techniques to manipulate type, and experiment with digital illustration. Students will translate their creative and visual design ideas into digital art with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and use Wacom Intuos 4 digital drawing tablets to see how professional designers illustrate. Students will use DSLR cameras to take portraits, which they will edit.

This is a fun introduction for students interested in learning more about graphic design. Take your creative design ideas from concept to reality in this hands-on, activity based camp!

Some DSLR cameras are available for students to share, or they may bring their own to class.

Marco Lucadano teaches Graphic Design and Digital Photography at Soquel High. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to travel and spend time with his family.

Mon. – Fri., June 18–22
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Room: 1097
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
 
register online  

 

Kuumbwa Summer Jazz Camp (ages 13-18)

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For over 25 years Kuumbwa's Summer Jazz Camp has been a destination for dedicated young musicians to learn about the thrilling creativity and limitless possibility that is Jazz! Over nine days of study, listening, and collaboration this camp covers jazz, improvisation, and jazz appreciation, and will help students grow as musicians. Students will receive both one-on-one and group instruction by professional music educators in the state-of-the-art Cabrillo Performing Arts complex. The camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts and phrasing, along with jazz history and appreciation.

We conclude the camp on the final Thursday with a student performance on the famous Kuumbwa Jazz Center stage!

Students are required to know at least 3 major scales and have experience with their instrument. Drummers must know standard jazz rhythms.

Please check the Class Resources web page for important information about what campers must bring to camp on the first day, a link to a required survey that campers must complete prior to camp, and for a final day performance schedule.

All students must complete the following suvey after registration, in order to provide additional information about musicianship and skill level:

Kuumbwa Jazz Camp Student Pre-Camp Survey

Steve Wilson has been a director of Kuumbwa Jazz Camp for over twenty years.  He is a long-term music instructor at Cabrillo College and performs with many local ensembles.

Terrel Eatonhas taught music in Santa Cruz County for three decades. He currently directs the Kuumbwa Jazz (high school) Honor Band, and co-directs the Kuumbwa Jazz Camp.

To learn more about Kuumbwa’s music education programs go to: www.kuumbwajazz.org/education

Ages 13-15 (grades 8 & 9)
Mon. – Fri., June 18–22
AND
Mon. – Thu., June 25–28
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: VAPA 5156 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $325
Register after May 31: $355
Ages 15-18 (grades 10-12)
Mon. – Fri., June 18–22
AND
Mon. – Thu., June 25–28
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Room: VAPA 5156 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $325
Register after May 31: $355
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Cabrillo Youth Chorus Voice Camp (Ages 8-18)

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Love to sing? Love theater and musicals? Then the Cabrillo Youth Chorus Voice Camp is the place for you!

Spend a week singing great choral music from around the world! Explore music theory, dance, movement, rhythm! At the end of the week, join everybody on stage for our own musical production with lots of solo singing and speaking roles! Past productions include Heartland, Songs of America; Not my Circus, Not my Monkey; and Harry Potter and the Circle of Fifths! Have fun with Crazy Hair Day, Come as Your Favorite Superhero Day, and everybody’s favorite, Gutter Sundae Day!

Make music with kids from dozens of area schools and see if the Cabrillo Youth Chorus is right for you when CYC starts up in the fall! Come meet new friends and find a whole new passion!

Our camp director, Cheryl Anderson, is joined by a cadre of Teaching Assistants who are majoring in music or have graduated as music majors from Cabrillo College. Our high staff to camper ratio ensures that each camper gets individual attention and instruction throughout the week.

Students provide their own lunch.

Each camper is also required to purchase a Cabrillo Youth Chorus polo shirt for $20, unless your camper already has one.

Cheryl Andersonis the Director of Choral Activities at Cabrillo College. In her tenure at Cabrillo College, her ensembles have performed at all levels of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Educators (MENC). Ms. Anderson recently served as President of the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association. In addition to elementary and secondary school teaching, she has served on the faculties of several universities in choral/vocal music, music education, and music theory.

Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Room: VAPA 5148
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $235
Register after May 31: $250
 
register online  

 

Introduction to Guitar (ages 11-17)

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No experience necessary for this beginning guitar camp!

The week starts with an introduction to melody, chords, and learning notes on the guitar strings. Over the course of the week, students sing and perform traditional as well as popular songs. Learn to play both as a soloist and also communicate with other musicians. Learn to read music in guitar tablature and standard notation while also exploring rhythm and ear training.

This is a great environment to comfortably play melodies, begin to strum songs you enjoy, and gain an appreciation for music and the guitar.

Jerad Fox – see bio below

 

Mon. - Fri., July 9–13
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Aptos Campus, Room: VAPA 5137
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus $5 materials fee paid at registration
 
register online  


Intermediate Guitar (ages 11-17)

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Mastered guitar basics and ready for a more advanced camp? This camp focuses on learning the most common chords used in contemporary music as well as an introduction to scales, modes, improvisation, and finger style guitar.

Discover common song forms like blues, pop, and jazz by playing together as a group. We will study rhythm guitar charts as well as reading single note lines and melodies. Music theory and ear training is explained and explored in a way that makes sense to young guitarists.

Jerad Fox is a guitar player from Santa Cruz with over 20 years of musical experience. As a former Cabrillo music student, he went on to receive his B.A. in Music & Guitar Performance from the Musicians Institute. He currently teaches for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.

Mon. - Fri., July 16–20
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Aptos Campus, Room: VAPA 5137
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus. Click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus $5 materials fee paid at registration
 
register online  

 

Jazz and Tap Combination: for All Levels (ages 12-17)

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Lace up those jazz and tap shoes! No experience is required as teens learn basic movements in both jazz and tap, two styles that actually have a lot in common. Each week builds on the previous to develop coordination and technique through warm ups, floor center work and progression, and body placement. This class focuses on the joy of movement and dance along with the exploration of two similar styles of dance passed down through the decades. Recommendations to purchase new or slightly used tap shoes before camp can be provided.

Rachele Chenowith has been dancing since she was four years old and moved to Santa Cruz to study dance at Cabrillo College. She performs throughout the Bay Area and has taught jazz/tap for many years to a variety of age groups, including locally at Agape Dance Studio.

 

5 Wed., July 11 – August 8 - CANCELLED
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Watsonville Center Room: A130
Register before May 31: $80
Register after May 31: $95
 
   


Mexican Folk Dance / Baile Folclórico (ages 12-17)

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Learn about Mexican culture through its music and dance! The basic steps to learn two different styles of dances from regions of Mexico will be taught. Folclórico dancing is a great way to exercise and learn about Mexican culture through its music.

Ruby Vasquez has been dancing Mexican folkloric dance since the age of 5. She is currently the assistant director of the adult Mexican folk dance company, Esperanza del Valle and the instructor of Estrellas de Esperanza, the kids/youth dance group.

 

5 Mon., July 9 - August 6 - CANCELLED
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Watsonville Center Room: A130
Register before May 31: $80
Register after May 31: $95
 
   

 

Street Hip Hop Dance (ages 12-17)

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Hip Hop style is urban, it is street, and it is diverse. Our safe and inclusive dance environment is an opportunity for youth to see that there are many different ways to express yourself, build a sense of character, confidence, be a part of something, and be among good and positive energy. New and experienced dancers explore their own sense of style, movement, and self-expression.

Dancers learn and understand musicality along with the rhythm and movement to create their own combinations/choreography to showcase at the end of the week.

Venessa Fregoso is currently the Cheer Coach for the Salinas Alvarez Titans. She previously coached the hip hop and cheer squad at Watsonville High. She has also danced and taught at Cabrillo College, receiving the Roberta Bristol Award in 2016. She has been dancing hip hop since she was 11 years old and dance is one of her greatest passions.

5 Tue., July 10 - August 7 - CANCELLED
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Watsonville Center Room: A130
Register before May 31: $80
Register after May 31: $95
 
   



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