Youth Workshops


Creative Summer Workshops at Salt Lake Community College

Develop your skills, meet new people and have a great time this summer with workshops at SLCC! These summer camps provide rich and rewarding learning experiences with skilled instructors on a variety of artistic and creative topics. Participants will get hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment, all for an affordable price.

Registration: $200 | Early Bird Fee: $150 if registered by May 18 | SLCC Employees: $125
Open to 7th – 12th grade students (graduating seniors welcome)
June 18-29, 2018
Performance Track workshops are held from 9 AM – 12 PM | Technical Track workshops are held from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
SLCC Center for Arts & Media
1575 S. State Street, SLC, UT 84115

Join ambitious, creative theatre students from across Utah for two weeks of exciting and relevant theatre creation. Work with experienced devising artists to discover the power of theatre through exploration of devised theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Collaborate with some of Utah’s best theatre students to create fully realized, devised theatre performances for a public audience. Over the course of the two-week process, you can take master classes focusing on either performance or technical skills which will be applied directly to the creation and public performance of your own devised theatre pieces.

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Registration: $200 | Early Bird Fee: $150 if registered by May 18 | SLCC Employees: $125
Open to 7th – 12th grade students (graduating seniors welcome)
June 18-29, 2018
9 AM – 12 PM
SLCC Center for Arts & Media
1575 S. State Street, SLC, UT 84115

Ready to turn your ideas into action? Advance your entrepreneur and leadership skills with this engaging and exciting two-week workshop! Through this program, students will gain an understanding of what it takes to be a leader in today’s world, while gaining knowledge to boost self-confidence and prepare them for creative entrepreneurial careers. Participants will learn and develop the tools needed to conceptualize ideas, solve problems, and communicate clearly. Skills taught include leadership concepts and understanding, communication and listening, decision-making and time management, self-motivation, team-work and accepting mentorship, creativity and problem solving, salesmanship, presenting, networking and mindstorming. After identifying specific goals and developing creative solutions, students will collaborate and complete final projects to present to parents, mentors, and school officials at a student showcase, where they will receive their SLCC Creative Entrepreneurship Leadership Training Certificate.

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Registration: $150 | Early Bird Fee: $125 if registered by June 18 | SLCC Employees: $100
Open to 9th – 12th grade students (graduating seniors welcome)
July 16-20, 2018
1 – 4 PM
SLCC Center for Arts & Media
1575 S. State Street, SLC, UT 84115

Let's fight! Join us for 5 days of stage combat training as you learn the style and techniques of Unarmed, Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Broadsword, and Quarterstaff combat. Learn how to create safe stage combat that looks great! All experience levels welcome.

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Registration: $150 | Early Bird Fee: $125 if registered by May 18 | SLCC Employees: $100
Open to 7th – 12th grade students (graduating seniors welcome)
June 25-29, 2018
9 AM – 12 PM
Technology Building RM 406, SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 S Redwood Rd, SLC, UT 84123

Join us to explore what it means to be an architect or interior designer, what it takes to become one, and what it’s like working in the profession. We will have fun learning about the history of interior design and architecture and the future impact you may have on the environment. You’ll learn how to think and problem-solve like a designer and learn about the scale of space and how to translate your designs onto paper and digital forms. You’ll leave our crash course with digital and physical models and plans of your designs and hopefully a renewed interest in the architecture and interior design fields. 

Camp Schedule

Monday:

  • Who, what & when?: As an introduction, we will look at the history of architecture & interior design. A crash course in ancient civilizations and historic building materials and methods we use today. Also: Who is an interior designer? Who is an Architect? We’ll go through the roles of each profession and how they overlap and complement.
  • Activity: You will create a history collage and sketch facts from the presentation.
  • Scale & Space: Learn to understand scale as it relates to the space around them.
  • Activity: Using your bodies, laser measure, and measuring tapes, we will go through several spaces and guess what we think the dimensions of the space are and then measure the space for comparison.
  • Plans & Modeling: 2D Analog: Students will be assigned a project based around a design problem relating to typical bedroom designs. The first step in our project will be to layout an analog, hand drawn plan of the existing space and determine what their take on the design problem and solution will be.
  • Activity: You will create hand drawn, 2D plans of a typical bedroom and their concept for a future room.

Tuesday:

  • Designer Mind: Learn about design education and an architect and interior designer’s approach to a project.
  • Design Charrette: Using the fundamentals discussed in Designer Mind and the basics of scale, students will participate in a short design competition to test the concepts designers use every day to help solve problems.
  • Activity: You will be assigned a design problem to solve and will have to offer a solution and how that solution will be implemented. Fellow students will provide feedback and critique like a client.
  • Intro to Digital Plans & Modeling: Learn about many software platforms used in the construction industry..
  • Activity: As part of your room design, create a unique piece of furniture that helps solve your design problem.

Wednesday:

  • Plans & Modeling (Continued): Students will continue developing their designs and being to put it into an analog 3D model using cardboard or Legos.
  • Activity: Using Legos or cardboard, you will begin the to create your model.
  • Materials & Sustainability: Crash course on structural systems and interior finishes.
  • Activity - Design Charrette: As part of your room design, create a unique piece of furniture that helps solve your design problem.

Thursday:

  • Meet & Greet: We’ll meet with professionals and recent graduates from our programs, who will share their experience and offer insight into some of the potential careers in the field.
  • Studio Work Day: You will finalize your designs and presentations.

Friday:

  • Field Trip: We will spend the day visiting an actual project site and meeting with a contractor. While downtown, we will check out many architectural gems within our own city. We will also visit an architectural firm and meet with an architect and interior designer.
  • VR Demo & Presentation: Utilizing a portable VR system, you will share your projects with peers and family members.

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