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As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Creative Expressions Camps will not be taking place in Summer 2020. Check back here in April 2021 for announcement of the 2021 Creative Expressions Camps, and/or to receive announcements of the 2021 camps, send a request to flc-ysa@flc.losrios.edu.
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Folsom Lake College and the Harris Center for the Arts are proud to host Creative Expressions camps through the Youth Summer Academy! This program provides week-long summer courses in art, dance, drama, music performance and production, computer programming and coding, and Makerspace.

Each camp day Folsom Lake College and the Harris Center will open its doors to welcome the youth of our community to our exciting summer programs. All of our camps are customized by our FLC faculty to cater to exploration in their various discipline. Your child will be able express themselves creatively, while having fun, and building lifelong memories.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up: Each morning, the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check-in at 8:00 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 8:30 am. Student pickup is at 3:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in the Harris Center Lobby. View the Adobe PDFMain Folsom campus map (PDF) for location details.

For questions, please contact  flc-ysa@flc.losrios.edu

Creative Expressions Camps

Art Academy

About the Camp

Each week your artist will take part in a series of course teachings, learning and expressing themselves through various art mediums and through curriculum and projects. Students are placed in three different groups based on age, as the art projects and instruction will be age appropriate.

When: TBA

Hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 2nd grade through 10th grade

Cost: TBA

What to bring: Please have your child wear comfortable, appropriate clothing that can be damaged by paint, markers, chalk, etc. Note: Students need to bring a plain t-shirt (any color is fine) with them that they can design.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning, the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check-in at 8:00 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 8:30 am. Student pickup is at 3:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in the Harris Center Lobby.

Your artist will take part in a series of courses teaching:

  • Drawing - Your young artist will receive instruction from FLC faculty and art instructors on various drawing techniques and media, which may include pastels, colored pencils, graphite, pen, and charcoal.
  • Digital Art - Your young artist will receive instruction from FLC faculty and art instructors on various techniques and media used in computer art, which will include Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software.
  • Painting - Your young artist will receive instruction from FLC faculty and art instructors on various painting techniques and media, which may include collage, mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, and textiles.
  • Printmaking - Your young artist will receive instruction from FLC faculty and art instructors on various printmaking techniques, which may include monotype, relief, collagraphs, and silkscreen.
  • Ceramics - Your young artist will receive instruction from FLC faculty and art instructors on various ceramic techniques, which may include tile making, pinch, coil, and slab.
  • Sculpture - Your young artist will receive instruction from FLC faculty and art instructors on various sculpting techniques and media, which may include modeling, assemblage, and mixed media.

Dance Academy

About the Camp

Your young dancer will be led by FLC faculty and dance instructors introducing ballet barre warm up exercises, as well as center and across the floor ballet and lyrical combinations that will cultivate a broad and useful working knowledge of classical ballet and French terms, while also moving creatively in the 'flowy' lyrical movement style. Participants will have fun making friends for the week while interacting in a cooperative shared group dance experience to perfect a dance featuring ballet/lyrical performance choreography!

When: TBA

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 2nd grade through 10th grade (see below)

Cost: TBA

What to bring: Dancers must wear a leotard or fitted tank top of their choice in white, black, grey, pink, or red. Black leggings or skin-color tights with black bootie shorts. No bare legs or bare midriffs allowed. Hair must be worn up and away from face using a hair tie that will not fall out easily. Black ballet or jazz shoes required. Recommended dance shoes: SoDanca, Capezio, or Bloch "Split Sole" Jazz shoes in black.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check in at 8:30 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 9:00 am. Student pick up is at 1:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in the Harris Center Lobby.

Intended Age Group: Incoming 2nd through 5th grade (no previous dance experience required)


Your dancer will take part in a series of courses teaching:
  • Ballet/Lyrical  210A - Your young dancer will be led by FLC faculty and Dance Instructors introducing ballet barre warm up exercises, as well as center and across the floor Ballet and Lyrical combinations that will cultivate a broad and useful working knowledge of classical ballet and French terms, while also moving creatively in the 'flowy' lyrical movement style. Participants will have fun making friends for the week while interacting in a cooperative shared group dance experience to perfect a dance featuring Ballet/Lyrical performance choreography!

  • Hip-Hop/Jazz 220A - Youth dancers will get acquainted with the energetic movements of Jazz style warm up including isolations and lock 'n pop, as well as center and across the floor turns and leaps! This class cultivates an enthusiastic culture of dancers who want to get up and move! With a concentration on body alignment, guided stretch, and fun combinations, this class introduces the concept of parallel positioning for the feet and exaggerated isolated movements for strength, showmanship, and foundational techniques for Hip-Hop and Jazz. Youth Dance Academy music selections are age-appropriate with funky family-friendly combinations across the floor to augment their movement vocabulary. Participants will totally love learning their awesome Hip-Hop/Jazz routine for the showcase!

  • Musical Theatre Dance 200A - This dance-based class for Dance Academy Youth consists of theatre style technique, along with simple vocal and dramatic exercises within the dance classroom. The curriculum is fun and educational! Aligned with the FLC Dance Degree curriculum, a brief historical introduction of Broadway and West End Musicals will be explored, as well as across the floor movement to augment the minor singing and acting techniques along with the dance steps, culminating in a final choreography for the Youth Dance Academy showcase!

Intended Age Group: Incoming 6th through 10th grade


Your dancer will take part in a series of courses teaching:
  • Ballet/Lyrical 210B - Your teen dancer will receive instruction from FLC faculty and dance instructors leading them through barre work, center and across the floor combinations that will grow their technical understanding of classical ballet, while also exploring contemporary and lyrical movement. Participants will have fun making friends for the week while learning to interact with and utilize the classical French vocabulary, as well as participate in group work to perfect the Ballet/Lyrical performance choreography!

  • Hip-Hop/Jazz 220B - Drawing from the movement styles from LA and New York, this Teen Dance Academy course in Hip-Hop/Jazz will emphasize body line, precision, flexible torso work, isolation, turns, and the hottest dance techniques in street and funk! Introduction to locking, popping, and break are interspersed with high kicks, leaps, and jumps in a well-balanced lesson that promotes a steady progression of fun and complexity, embedding their new technical skills into center and across the floor combinations that will culminate in sizzlin' hot performance choreography!

  • Musical Theatre Dance 200B - Musical Theatre Dance is taught by the Folsom Lake College Professor of Dance, and is part of the core curriculum for Dance majors, introducing teen dancers to the fun, exciting, and pre-professional level standards in the industry. This dance-based class consists of theatre style movement technique, along with basic vocal and dramatic exercises to round out the experience. An historical introduction of Broadway and West End Musicals will be explored, as well as across the floor movement combinations to augment the minor singing and acting techniques along with the dance steps, culminating in a final choreography for the Youth Dance Academy showcase!

Drama Academy

About the Camp

When: TBA

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 7th grade through 12th grade (see below)

Cost: TBA

What to bring: Please have your child wear comfortable, appropriate clothing for indoor activities.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check in at 8:30 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 9:00 am. Student pick up is at 1:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in and out of the Harris Center Lobby.

Intended Age Group: Incoming 7th through 8th grade


Your actor will take part in a series of courses teaching:
  • Voice and Movement 300A - Students will learn a beginner level vocal warm up and will participate in vocal exercises designed for young actors, with an emphasis on freeing the voice, overcoming stage fright, theatrical breathing and projection techniques, and enunciation. Students will also learn a beginner level movement warm up and will participate in movement exercises designed for young actors, with an emphasis on freeing the body and overcoming stage fright.

  • Acting and Script Analysis 310A - Students will begin to analyze a theatrical script, learn common acting terms and vocabulary (including objective, substitution, actions, upstage, downstage, stage left, stage right, cheating out, etc.). Students will learn memorization techniques and will participate in acting exercises designed for young actors, including improvisation and scenes.

  • Scene Study/Performance 320A - Students will memorize and perform scenes designed for young actors with classmates. Students will receive feedback and have the chance to rehearse and perform in front of the class. The class will culminate in a performance of scenes for an invited audience.

Intended Age Group: Incoming 9th through 12th grade


Your actor will take part in a series of courses teaching:
  • Voice and Movement 300B - Students will learn an intermediate level vocal warm up and will participate in vocal exercises with an emphasis on freeing the voice, overcoming stage fright, theatrical breathing and projection techniques, and enunciation. Students will also learn an intermediate level movement warm up and will participate in movement exercises, with an emphasis on freeing the body and overcoming stage fright.
  • Acting and Script Analysis 310B - Students will learn to analyze a theatrical script, learn common acting terms and vocabulary (including objective, substitution, actions, upstage, downstage, stage left, stage right, cheating out, etc..). Students will learn memorization techniques and will participate in acting exercises, including improvisation and scenes.
  • Scene Study/Performance 320B - Students will memorize and perform contemporary theatrical scenes with classmates. Students will receive feedback and have the chance to rehearse and perform in front of the class. The class will culminate in a performance of scenes for an invited audience.

Music Performance Academy

About the Camp

The Music Performance Academy is a week-long experience for high school and advanced middle school students wanting to expand their current playing skills and develop entirely new ones. Time is spent each day playing one primary instrument, learning new ones, and honing skills in improvisation for a complete experience in music performance mastery. Students participating in the academy can look forward to stretching their musical boundaries while having a ton of fun each day!

When: TBA

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 7th grade through 12th grade

Cost: TBA

What to bring: Please have your child wear comfortable, appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check in at 8:30 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 9:00 am. Student pick up is at 1:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in the Harris Center Lobby.

Your musician will take part in a series of courses teaching:

  • Woodwind/Brass/Percussion/String IntensivesBring your primary instrument to camp each day and learn advanced techniques and playing methods from our staff specializing in your instrument area. Improve your tone, technique, range, endurance and musicality with 5 days of intense instruction designed to elevate you to the next level as a performer. Learn what separates merely great players from professionals, and study the practice methods and playing techniques that will help you sound like a pro!
  • Improvisation Seminar - Join FLC’s music staff as they lead you in an exploration of the art of improvising. Improvisation is a key element of jazz, but it also plays a key role in rock, classical and World Music styles. This class is designed to introduce the beginning improviser to a solid foundation of skills and to offer the experienced improviser an array of advanced methods for exploring new possibilities in crafting solos.
  • World Music - Have you ever played a didgeridoo? What about a djembe? A duduk? How about a mridangam? Steel drums? Here’s your opportunity to learn basic skills and playing techniques on a variety of musical instruments from around the world and to expand your musical boundaries while exploring playing styles from many cultural traditions. Students will get the opportunity to play numerous instruments and experience how fun it is to learn an entirely new musical instrument!

Music Production Academy

About the Camp

When: TBA

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 7th grade through 12th grade

Cost: TBA

What to bring: Please have your child wear comfortable, appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check in at 8:30 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 9:00 am. Student pick up is at 1:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in and out of the Harris Center Lobby.

Your musician will take part in a series of courses teaching:

Music Production 100 - Students in this exciting summer program will get a crash course in digital music production! No previous music or production experience required. In FLC’s state-of-the-art music lab, students will learn how to create beats and backing tracks, explore virtual MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) instruments, as well as record their own acoustic instruments and vocals.

Many music creation methods will be explored, such as: remixing, songwriting, and using synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines to create exciting soundscapes. Students will leave this course with a CD of their original work.

IT_girls

About the Camp

This coding camp teaches girls to become proficient at Python programming language and robotic programming. This engaging camp provides an endless amount of opportunities for girls to shine and express their creativity through technology. Supported by Inductive Automation.

When: TBA

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 7th grade through 12th grade girls

CostTBA

What to bring: Please have your child wear comfortable appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities. A snack will be provided each day.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check in at 8:30 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 9:00 am. Student pick up is at 1:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in the Harris Center Lobby.

Maker Camp

About the Camp

Your camper will join the Innovation Center Makerspace team for a week of hands-on, creative activities exploring connections between art, engineering, and technology, all while working with digital fabrication and makerspace tools, including 3D printing, microcontrollers, laser cutters, and virtual reality.

When: TBA

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Intended Age Group: Incoming 6th through 12th grade

CostTBA

What to bring: Participants will be required to wear closed-toe shoes as well as comfortable, appropriate clothing that can be damaged by paint, markers, chalk, etc.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Each morning the Harris Center Lobby will open the doors for student check in at 8:30 am. All students will need to be signed in by their parent, guardian, or documented responsible individual at the time of drop off and pick up. Instruction begins sharply at 9:00 am. Student pick up is at 1:00 pm. Parents or Guardians will need to sign out their child in the Harris Center Lobby.