Sheridan College to Host Art, Coding and Jazz Summer Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                           May 18, 2018

Contact:            Wendy Smith, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Communication (307) 675-0412, wsmith@sheridan.edu

Claire Barnes, Public Relations Specialist (307) 675-0416, cbarnes@sheridan.edu

Sheridan College to Host Art, Coding and Jazz Summer Camps

This August, Sheridan College will offer three week-long summer camps for high school students. Participants can choose from an art, coding or jazz camp, which will all be held concurrently on the Sheridan College campus Sunday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 11. The cost is $275 per student for the day camp option and $650 per student for the resident option. Space is limited and the deadline to register is June 30, 2018.

Print Extravaganza is a multidisciplinary art intensive camp that will teach students photography and printmaking. Camp participants will learn the basics of digital photography and receive hands-on experience editing their photos with Adobe Photoshop. Then, they will explore alternative photographic techniques, such as lumen prints, cyanotypes and pinhole photography. Printmaking techniques, such as relief printing, screen printing and monotypes will also be explored. Students’ artwork will be installed in the Neltje Student Art Gallery in the Whitney Center for the Arts at the end of the week.

Jazz in the Bighorns is a jazz camp for students who have an intermediate level of playing ability. Participants will learn from professional musicians and participate in combo and big band rehearsals, private lessons, theory classes, jazz pedagogy and literature sessions, all in the beautiful Whitney Center for the Arts. At the end of the week, participants will open for Jazz on a Summer Night, an evening outdoor concert featuring the Sheridan College Jazz Orchestra.

Games and Hardware United Through Code is an immersive coding camp. Students will learn foundational coding skills by building a simple, web-based game; work with a small team to build a hardware project and write code to control the setup; and explore multiple hardware and software coding techniques. The camp is taught by award-winning industry professionals and college instructors and designed for beginning coders but suitable for students with significant coding experience as well.

“Students will get to experience college life and delve into subjects they are interested in on our beautiful campus,” said Debi Isakson, conferences & services coordinator. “Whether they are interested in music, art or computer science, our summer camps provide valuable and fun learning experiences.”

To participate in any of the camps, students must be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of 2018. For more information about each camp and to register online, visit www.sheridan.edu/summercamps. For questions, contact Conferences & Services Coordinator Debi Isakson at 307-675-0600 or disakson@sheridan.edu.