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27th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition

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Join Sussex County Community College for the 27 Annual Art Students’ Exhibition  May 4 – June 15, 2018.

One of the most anticipated events in the Sussex County Community College calendar, the Annual Fine Art Student’s Exhibition, will be installed from May 4, 2017 – June 15, 2018.  Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from Digital Media, Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography and Fashion Design covering a wide range of topics, materials and methods. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful night. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The public is welcome and encouraged to come and view the exhibition and meet faculty, students and the college community.

For some of the students, the exhibition is the culmination of their foundation work that serves as a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

 

Summer Youth Programs at SCCC

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Skylands Professional Training will once again be offerings the popular Summer Youth Enrichment Programs. These programs provide an educational and stimulating alternative to traditional camp, combining learning with creative hands-on experiences. Lunch supervision is available for children staying for both a morning and afternoon session.  All programs run Monday through Thursday and are held on the SCCC campus.

A variety of programs are being offered for ages 6-14, including:

  • NEW Make Your First 3D Video Game (8 to 14 years old)
    In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $139.
  • Super Science STEM Challenges (7 to 12 years old)
    Discover the excitement of science and make a variety of toys designed to illustrate science concepts that make learning fun. Make your own working telescope as you learn about the optics of light. Construct an electro-magnet and a working electric motor. Build an adjustable, ball-launching catapult that changes the trajectory of a flinging projectile. Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $109.
  • NEW Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity (8 to 14 years old)
    With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, cost is $139.
  • Battle-Bot Build-A-Thon (7 to 12 years old)
    Have fun building and creating using your imagination. Campers will construct a complex Battle-Bot robot from our huge Robotix modular collection. Enjoy working together to build a robot that can clobber its opponent in our sumo-style robot ring. Make your robot as huge and destructive as you’d like as the goal of this competition is to flip your opponent over, pull pieces off, or ram it right out of the arena. Then get ready to modify your design to compete in our robot tug of war, Olympic competition, soccer match, and more. Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, cost is $109.
  • Make Your First Video Game (8 to 14 years old)
    Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15. conversion fee. Offered July 30-Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, cost is $139.
  • NEW Motorized Lego Maker Machines (7 to 12 years old)
    LEGO enthusiasts, have fun building and designing a wide variety of machines and mechanisms that help to solve everyday problems! Students will be given one or more real-world or simulated problems. Students will then design and construct solutions to these problems using a wide assortment of motorized Lego mechanisms. At the same time, students will learn about machines, gears, robotics, forces and motion, physics concepts, and more. All students will take home a LEGO project designed and made in class. Offered July 30 – Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $109.
  • NEW Minecraft Animators (8 to 14 years old)
    Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered July 30 – Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm– 3:30 pm, cost is $139.
  • NEW Oceanography (9 to 14 years old)
    Come and explore the vastness of the ocean from sandy shore to unexplored abyss in Super Science for Kid’s brand-new Oceanography class. Students in this class will engage in multiple scientific disciplines ranging from Ecology and Anatomy to Geology and Chemistry. STEM challenges will include creating your first submersible and designing the perfect plankton. Round out a course that offers students a challenge that is both fun and educational. Offered July 30 – Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, cost is $109.
  • NEW Chem Wizardry (7 to 12 years old)
    Enjoy making Flubber, Silly Putty, Super Hi-Bounce balls, and more. Have fun making carbon dioxide “bomb” bag, light inside of a glow bottle, a mushroom monster, play dough, Glowing Goo, and even a tie-dye shirt. We will create atomic worm polymers and lava lamp-like blobs. We will also demonstrate the Big Bang Cannon, diet Coke and Mentos Geyser, Magic Genie in a bottle, and more. All campers will take home a mini-chemistry kit & recipe booklet. Offered Aug 6 – Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, cost is $109.
  • Minecraft® Designers (8 to 14 years old)
    Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered Aug 6-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $139.
  • Minecraft® Modders (8 to 14 years old)
    Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Offered Aug 6-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, cost is $139.
  • NEW Make and Take (6 to 10 years old)
    Discover the excitement of science and make a variety of toys designed to illustrate science concepts that make learning fun. Most of the projects can be taken home as they are made throughout the week. Make your own working telescope as you learn about the optics of light. Construct an electro-magnet and a working electric motor. Build an adjustable, ball-launching catapult that changes the trajectory of a flinging projectile. Create a working model of Hero Alexandria’s fountain or vortex tornado in a bottle. Make ultra-violet bead bracelets, a working compass, submarine divers, and more. Projects will vary by age level and instructions will be taught in more depth for older students. Offered Aug 6-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $109.
  • Video Game Animation (8 to 14 years old)
    Create and animate your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects. Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $139.
  • LEGO Star Wars and Motorized Machines (7 to 12 years old)
    LEGO enthusiasts, have fun building your favorite adventure from a Star Wars galaxy that is far, far away. Campers will also build an assortment of non-Star War motorized LEGO Education machines and create their own projects that illustrate science concepts. This is a stimulating enrichment program and not geared as a teacher-driven education class.Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am– 12:00 pm, the cost is $109.
  • NEW ROBOLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs (8 to 14 years old)
    Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $139.
  • Architecture and Engineering Challenges (7 to 12 years old)
    You will work to design and build towers, balsa bridges and a wide array of Lego and K’nex™ architecture projects. Have fun building famous architectural designs from around the world including Adam Tucker Reed’s famous brick structures including the Empire State Building, Imperial Hotel, Whitehouse, Imperial Hotel, and more. You will also build bridges, towers, and other structures using a variety of materials and learn about structural engineering principles and forces that act on structures. Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $109.

To register for these programs, please fill out the Registration Form at sussex.edu/skylands. For more information on the Summer Youth Enrichment Programs, please contact Dawn Smith at (973) 300-2316 or djsmith@sussex.edu.

 

SCCC Skylanders Golf Outing

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

7:30 am

Newton Country Club
25 Club Road
Newton, NJ 07860

“A Little Night Music”

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Sussex County Community College’s chorus, in conjunction with the Sussex County Oratorio Society, will perform “A Little Night Music,” on Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 pm, at the First United Methodist Church of Newton, NJ.

The program will include:

Something’s Coming / Tonight Bernstein
Sure on the Shining Night Barber
Under the Willow Tree Barber
All Through the Night Wagner
Erev Shel Shoshanim  (Hebrew) Hader
O Schone Nacht   (German) Brahms
Seal Lullaby Whitacre
With a Lily in Your Hand Whitacre
All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night Tallis
Cantique de Jean Racine    (French) Faure / arr. Rutter
Luminous Night of the Soul Gjeilo
The Night We Called it a Day arr. Zegree
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square arr. Puerling
The Way You Look Tonight arr. Shaw

SCCC to showcase Contemporary Artist

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Sussex County Community College’s Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary art by Autumn T. Thomas.  The ‘Suite of Subjective Juncture’ exhibit will be on display from September 11 through October 13. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Autumn creates new forms and imagery through the marriage of two contrasting materials; handmade paper and forged metals. The materials become a metaphor for the Black body, speaking to vulnerability and tenacity, respectively. Gallery Coordinator, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, says, “in her work, the artist attempts to challenge common perceptions and generate a dialogue in order to challenge misconceptions that can lead to racial bias.” Her prints, artists’ books, and installations reference trompe l’oeil – a French term meaning “deceive the eye”, under the auspices of finding a common entry point into the difficult conversation about race relations.

Autumn T. Thomas (b. 1978, Mansfield, OH), lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She creates artist’s books and interdisciplinary prints that take a critical view of cultural, social, and political issues. She is currently a resident Artist Fellow at Peter’s Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey. A veteran of the US Air Force, Autumn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recent graduate from The University of the Arts’ Book Arts + Printmaking Master of Fine Art Program in Philadelphia.

The Art Gallery at Sussex County Community College is open to the community and free of charge, all are welcome.

Rockin’ for Colin

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Saturday, September 23
1:00 – 6:00 pm
SCCC Pavilion

A day of music, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Colin Mackey Memorial Scholarship.

Featuring:
• Joel Paterson
• Jungle Jazz Initiative
• JP Hestson
• Zack Fisher
• Jean Pool

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at SCCC on Sept. 11

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A ceremony remembering the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton on Monday September 11th at 9 am at the College’s 9/11 Memorial on the Connor Green.

Residents and college students are invited to attend the annual ceremony where each year we join with hundreds of other communities across America in remembrance and prayer. We will gather and reflect upon the innocent lives of those that were killed; we will pay solemn tribute to those that heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of others; and, we’ll remember all those that helped in the rescue-recovery efforts that followed at Ground Zero.

The Sheriff’s Honor Guard as well as area Police, Fire and EMS first responders will be in attendance. Local vocalists and bagpipers will also bring their talents to the remembrance ceremony.

The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event organized at SCCC by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138. For more information on the ceremony, please contact Ptl. Mahir Kaylani or Ptl. Edward Sperling at the Newton Police Dept. (973)383-2525.

 

Drama Geek Studios

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Drama Geek Studios presents your favorite plays and musicals in SCCC’s Performing Arts Center.

Senior Life Center

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The Senior Life Center at SCCC is designed for individuals over 50 who are looking for intellectual stimulation, an opportunity to expand their horizons and who want to be part of a life-long learning community that is full of insight, cultural diversity and wisdom.

NJ State Teen Arts – student artwork on display

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The paintings, drawings, and photographs created by the outstandingly talented students across New Jersey whose work was exclusively selected as the “Best of the Festival” at the 2016 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival will be on display at Sussex County Community College in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center from December 1 through December 30.

The Sussex County students featured in the exhibit are part of an exclusive selection of the top 30 pieces of artwork by NJ Teen Artists. The Sussex County students in the exhibit are Madison Wells of Newton High School, Jane Sosik of Sparta High School, Lexie Malavet of High Point Regional High School and Brooke Rivera of Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

The exhibit features art work completed by gifted and talented students who have participated in their county festivals from across the state and have been selected from thousands of students art work to be part of NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibition. The NJ State Teen Arts Festival offers an opportunity for top students in their art forms to present their work in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts.

The annual NJ State Teen Arts Festival, this year will be held on May 31, June 1 & 2017 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  Top artists/teachers from around the region come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

All schools and students across the state of New Jersey are invited to attend our festival and participate in the following: Master Class Workshops, networking opportunities, College/Internship Fair, and observe all presentations and art exhibits.