We want you to learn as much as possible from your week at camp and to use what you have learned after you leave. To this end, we make sure that ample, good quality art materials are on hand, but all students will need to bring the following essential supplies to camp:
- A good sketchbook with a min. of 50 pages of at least 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size
- One 2B. and two HB drawing pencils
- Two kneaded art erasers
Additionally, bring any other drawing medium you particularly like, whether that is pastels, marking pens, or prismacolor pencils. Students wishing to draw a lot in color should bring ample supplies of that medium.
Bring your own instrument! It is in your own best interest to come to camp with an instrument that is in good working condition. Those using school instruments must make their own arrangements with the school instructor. Reed players need to bring at least FIVE REEDS. Brass players should bring valve oil and/or slide grease. Percussionists need to bring their own sticks and snare drum (if available). All band students need to bring pencils, clothespins, and cleaning aids for their instruments.
JAZZ: All Jazz percussionists must bring sticks. Drum sets and keyboards will be provided. Keyboard players, electric guitar and bass players must bring their own instruments and amplifiers. All band students need to bring pencils, clothespins, and cleaning aids for their instruments.
If your school does not have a chorale program, you will need to contact Sugarloaf chorale instructor Lorna Perpall at (530) 622-0961 by May 15th to discuss your music background. Please bring a personal recording device for rehearsal use and appropriate clothes for the final performance. Examples are t-shirt or blouse without writing or logos (Sugarloaf t-shirt is acceptable), dress, skirts, pants.
Dance students should bring comfortable, form fitting clothing; Jazz pants or sweat pants/shorts and a t-shirt or leotard is fine. No short-shorts or jeans please! Jazz, or ballet shoes. No sneakers. To aid students in writing down choreography, bring a spiral notebook and a pencil or pen. For the performance, students should bring black jazz pants and a plain black t-shirt.
Check your camera over to see that it is functioning properly and make sure that batteries are fully charged. If you have a flash, bring it along and be sure to have fresh batteries in the flash. Bring any other accessories or lenses you have so you can learn how to use them! Black & white film can be hard to track down these days, so we will sell film for Photo I at camp for only $5 per roll.
- Photo I, Black & White, 35 mm film cameras with adjustable aperture and shutter speed are preferred. You may be able to find one used by checking around. We will sell rolls of film for $5 each at the first class. Bring cash or checks to EDCOE, Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp. If you buy your own film, Ilford Delta 400, T-MAX 400, Tri-X 400 are recommended. If you purchase your own film before camp, be sure to NOT get Kodak T-100 CN, T-400 CN, or any other “black and white” film that is processed as color film (C41 processing). Look carefully at the label. A combination of 400 and 100/125 speed is recommended. At least five (5) 24-exposure rolls of black and white film.
- Photo II, Digital & Multimedia, Digital SLR camera preferred, point & shoot acceptable. Please bring all cords & chargers. This class will provide instruction in digital photography techniques and photo manipulation using computer software. The class will produce a multi-media presentation with photos taken and edited by class members, developing a theme and coordinating music and special effects. Students will create visual expressions of “Life at Sugarloaf”. There will be a few cameras available for students who cannot bring one.
I hope you are excited and ready to join us for Textile Arts this year!
- Bring your creativity and enthusiasm for learning new skills and growing in your current ones. The Textile Arts staff and I are looking forward to a great week of Sugarloaf-style creating.
- We are still finalizing our projects for this year, so we will send any important information or equipment needs in an email soon.
- See you in July! –P.S. If you have and questions or concerns, please feel free to email Susan Musker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions for Theater majors will be held the first day of each camp session, immediately after you register and drop off your belongings in your cabin or tent. Report to the gym for your audition. You will need your prepared monologue at this time. Monologues are used to determine your current level of ability. Please come prepared!
For Auditions, please prepare a memorized monologue, approximately one minute in length, which demonstrates your level of ability. A monologue is usually defined as one person speaking aloud; often a character’s thoughts or something said to another person, no poems or phone conversations. No original “I just wrote this” monologues please. You may be cut off in the middle of your monologue if it is too long.
In addition, please bring the following supplies to camp:
- Two labeled, sharpened pencils
- For costume purposes, please bring:
- One solid color shirt without logo, rhinestones or designs
- One black shirt without logo, rhinestones or designs
- One white shirt without logo, rhinestones or designs
(Eg., t-shirts, blouses or shirts. Not tube tops, etc.)
Video students can bring a video camera but it is not required. Make sure that batteries are charged; bring back-up batteries, charging and computer connector cords and video media (tapes). You may also want to bring a pen or pencil and a journal to write down your ideas. You will be contacted closer to camp with further details.
Digital Audio Recording
Throughout the week, you will be working on recording/production projects on your own and in groups. Guided exploration in various areas of production is available to you based on personal preference and interest.
As such, you are encouraged to bring whatever instruments and microphones you have, as well as any sound effects/hardware/midi controllers you would like to explore to the major.
We will have microphones & stands, computers, audio interfaces, basic midi keyboards, and headphones available. (Feel free to bring your own headphones if you have a pair you like.)
Please clearly label anything that you bring to camp with your name and number BEFORE you arrive at Sugarloaf. If you don’t, you run the risk of it being packed away with Sugarloaf’s equipment.
If you have any questions about material/equipment you would like to use in class, or if you are not sure how it would integrate into the workstations, do not hesitate to contact Max Hayes by email (email@example.com).