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DiscoverArt Camps (ages 11-17)

An Artist a Day Keeps the Summer Blues Away! Join us in the Cabrillo Visual and Performing Arts studio space for an amazing week of hands-on creativity. Each camp offers a week of activities! Each day will be with a different professional artist and their medium. Explore two and three dimensional art forms, experiment with painting , drawing, collage, clay, wood, casting, metal and mixed media. Use new tools, learn new skills and techniques, explore new ideas about creativity and art, and discover your new favorite art form!


  • Creative Painting with Susan Megorden
  • Collage with Beverly Rayner
  • Drawing Techniques with Susan Megorden
  • Twisted Wire Sculpture with Jamie Abbott
  • The Wizards of Wood with Timothy Lydgate

Mon. - Fri., July 13 - 17 (Middle School: ages 11 - 13)

 

10 am - 1 pm
Room: V3004

Register by June 8: $250
Register after June 8: $265
plus $50 materials fee

 

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Mon. - Fri., July 13 - 17 (High School: ages 14 - 17)
2 pm - 5 pm
Room: V3013
Register by June 8: $250
Register after June 8: $265
plus $50 materials fee

 

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  • Make a Bracelet with Aron Beckley
  • Altered Images with Beverly Raynor
  • Clay/Textured Slab with Sam Clarkson
  • Plaster & Wax Casting with Payson McNett
  • Fun 3-D Art Project Using Things from Around the House with Diane Patracuola

Mon. - Fri., July 20 - 24 (Middle School: ages 11 - 13)

 

10 am - 1 pm
Room: V3004
Register by June 8: $250
Register after June 8: $265
plus $50 materials fee

 

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Mon. - Fri., July 20 - 24 (High School: ages 14 - 17)
2 pm - 5 pm
Room: V3013
Register by June 8: $250
Register after June 8: $265
plus $50 materials fee

 

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Creative Clay Camp! (ages 12-16)

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!

Mon. - Fri., July 27 - 31
2 - 5 pm
Room: V3013
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $295
plus $20 materials fee


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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 and Creators  (ages 12-17)

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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dusty, wet and messy as you spend a week diving into an array of traditional 3-dimensional mediums. Plaster carving and casting, paper and cardboard models and maquettes, woodworking and sculpting, and metalwork with wire. Learn and explore how to manipulate and shape each medium and how it occupies 3 dimensional space. Ideal for 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!

Mon. - Fri., July 27 - 31
10 am - 1 pm
Room: V3004
Register by June 8: $250
Register after June 8: $265
plus $45 materials fee


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Payson McNett – see bio below

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Practical Scrap-tical   (ages 13-17)

Do you want to learn to cut steel with flame? Do you want real life practical skills in that help you reuse or repurpose steel for use on your hot-rod, bicycle, or some sort of contraption?  Do you have scrap steel that could be repurposed into sculpture or furniture? This class will explore steel as a practical building material as well as a material for making sculpture. We will introduce the basic skills needed to fabricate using steel for fixing, building and deconstructing steel objects.

No experience necessary!

Mon. - Thu., August 3-6
2 - 5 pm
Room: V3003
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $290
plus $30 materials fee


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Payson McNett, MFA, is a Cabrillo Studio Art instructor and a practicing studio artist. He has taught woodworking, sculpture, design, steel fabrication, casting, figure sculpture and jewelry. In addition, he teaches workshops utilizing his expertise in CNC router and computer aided design software/hardware and how it’s incorporated in design and fabrication applications. He empowers students with the conceptual knowledge to inspire creativity and innovation.

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Music Video Production - The Creative Process (ages 12-15)

Wanna make a music video? How can we talent swap as a group to make music videos? You can direct, operate a camera, do lighting, choreograph, dance, lip sync, add creative design elements or all of the above. Learn how to take a song you love and create moving visual images to accompany the mood you feel from the song. We will be using Mac computers with i-movie software and learning basic editing techniques. Bring your own camera. NO experience necessary.

 

Mon. - Fri., July 7 - 11
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 8: $160
Register after June 8: $170
plus $10 materials fee


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Tibbisay Strazerra, B.A., is a dancer, choreographer, performer, photographer, video, and multimedia artist. She has a successful media production company helping people from many different disciplines tell their story with energetic impact. Tibi believes that cultivating creativity is one of the most important tools to develop throughout our life.

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youth programImprovisational Dance and Moving Theater (ages 12-15)

This course explores creative movement and dance/theatrical improvisation. Working as solos, duets, trios and a large group, we will explore inventive storytelling using creative body-movement, sounding and words. This is a great class to support character exploration, playfulness, and your poetic soul.

For creative people of all types, no dance experience required.

Mon. - Fri., July 20 - 24
1 - 4 pm
Room: 1117 (Dance Studio)
Register by June 8: $160
Register after June 8: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

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Tibbisay Strazerra, B.A., is a dancer, choreographer, performer, photographer, video, and multimedia artist. She has a successful media production company helping people from many different disciplines tell their story with energetic impact. Tibi believes that cultivating creativity is one of the most important tools we can develop in our lifetimes, it can be put to use everywhere in our lives, as life will ask you to be creative all the time.

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

For students who enjoy drawing, painting or photography and want to create images to be placed on t-shirts, skateboards, hats, stickers, iPhone cases & more. Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator to apply color effects, text, proper file formatting and more for Graphic Art techniques used to design many types of products in today's marketplace. Students can bring in sketches, photos or concept 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 art related products.


Mon. - Fri., July 27 - 31
9 am - 1 pm
Room: VAPA 2022

Register by June 8: $160
Register after June 8: $170
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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youth programDigital Photography 1: Shooting with Natural & Studio Light (ages 12-15)

Learn the basics of shooting great photographs with digital cameras. Topics covered will include image composition, getting the correct exposure for shooting outdoors, as well as working with basic studio lighting & portable backdrops. Walks around campus will cover landscape photography, florals, architecture style images, portraits & more. DSLR camera recommended, though a cell-phone camera is ok. Basic processing of photographs from camera to digital darkroom will also be covered.


Mon. - Fri., July 13 - 17
1 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2022
Register by June 8: $160
Register after June 8: $170
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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youth programDigital Photography 2: Editing Your Photographs with Photoshop (ages 12-15)

Learn the basics of processing your digital photography and advanced image editing with Adobe Photoshop to take your digital photographs to the next level. Students will learn how to: color correct, process, edit, dodge/burn, make selections and cut-outs, enhanced layer blending modes, collage, apply special effects to enhance an image and more to create a mini portfolio of finished images. Students will also learn where and how to print their photographs on canvas.

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

Mon. - Fri., July 20 - 24
1 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2022
Register by June 8: $160
Register after June 8: $170
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 8: $305
Register after June 8: $325
plus $20 materials fee

 

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

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 22-26
9 am - 12 Noon
Room: VAPA 2022
Register by June 8: $160
Register after June 8: $170
plus $10 materials fee

 

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youth program3D Animation & Printing (ages 9-12)

3D animation

From designing and printing your own 3D characters and inventions, to animating an action-packed scene complete with realistic physics, the only limit in the futuristic world of 3D design is your imagination. Start with a stick figure and work your way up to:

  1. Build castles, spaceships, dream homes, cartoon characters, and more.
  2. Animate your creations to create your own 3D movie
  3. Make explosive action scenes with cutting-edge technology

A $25 materials fee includes one 3D-printed piece approx. 3in x 3in x 3in. The 3D-printed model will be selected from among the student’s creations during the camp. Instructor will assist and approve the final design for printing.

Monday - Friday, July 20 - 24
9 am - 12 noon
Room: 1603

Register by June 8: $235
Register after June 8: $250

 

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Andy Stoller, BA in Physics, works in summer camps and classroom environments focusing on high-tech, hands-on, and computer-savvy teaching and curriculum development. Andy likes to express and combine his passions for education and design to educate a new generation of makers, programmers, and tinkerers.

 



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