SCAET building at Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus

Sheridan Alumni March Break Couch Camp

Date: Mar. 14, 2023 – Mar. 16, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Location: Online

March Break is just around the corner, and you’re probably wondering what you are going to do with the kids! Sheridan Alumni comes to the rescue with our March Break Couch Camp – 60 minutes of free, fun, and educational activities hosted by talented Sheridan grads. Campers will be introduced to coding concepts through a fun, artistic activity, find an undiscovered animal species, and learn how words and illustrations can work together to create one fun picture book.

Activities will take place on Tuesday (March 14), Wednesday (March 15) and Thursday (March 16). Each activity will begin at 10 a.m. EST and run for one hour. You have the option to register your child(ren) for all three activities or select the ones that interest them. All activities are planned for kids in the age range of 6-12 years but are fun for the whole family. 

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Creating Digital Art Through Code

Tuesday, March 14 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Creating Digital ArtJoin Mobile Computing grads, Samina and Bilha as they lead a computer coding workshop for beginners. In this session, campers will be introduced to coding concepts such as variables and loops by creating digital art through code! Campers will be using a popular JavaScript library called p5.js.

Click here to create a free account prior to the workshop.

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More about Samina Khaliq and Bilha Ghedeon

Samina and Bilha are 2021 graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) program. While studying at Sheridan, Samina worked as a tech instructor at Hatch Coding in Oakville. There, she led students aged 7 to17 through various projects using the p5.js JavaScript library on the Hatch Coding platform. Samina currently works for Tangerine.  Her former classmate, Bilha, worked as a learning assistant during her last year at Sheridan, helping first-year students in Sheridan’s Mobile Computing program.

Become a National Geographic Explorer

Wednesday, March 15 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Become A National Geographic ExplorerIn this session, campers will use their imagination and become a National Geographic explorer! Their mission: To source out an undiscovered species. Campers will follow along with illustration grad, Steven Botelho as they create a hybrid illustration together, creating a brand-new species. This session is a fun, creative way for campers to learn how to use their imaginations without any limits.

Click here to download and print your National Geographic Kids cover page (optional)

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More about Steven Botelho

Steven BotelhoSteven Botelho grew up near Toronto and has studied art all his life. He graduated from Sheridan College as an illustrator and has illustrated numerous children's books. He’s also worked as a wildlife artist and has created puppets for stage shows and theatre productions. His own theatre studio, Our Space, was created to help bring awareness and more acceptance around mental health issues and personal disabilities.

Steven is also a stage performer and director, and has been involved with musical theatre for the past 12 years. Having received many awards and nominations for his stage work, he shares his knowledge and experiences with his dramatic arts students in hopes they can grow up and fulfill their passions as well.

Loving all areas of art, Steven has come to understand his talent on many levels by pushing himself to achieve his dreams and working towards his future goals.  His main dream one day is to open his own theater company and teach children everything he knows, with the hopes that these students can learn to do what they love, and that they can grow up to become themselves.

Telling Stories with Pictures

Thursday, March 16 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Telling Stories With PicturesLet’s talk about a classic storytelling duo—words and pictures! In this session, campers will learn how words and illustrations can work together to create one fun picture book. Illustrator and Sheridan grad Celia Krampien will show campers how she interprets an author’s text, how she uses details to reveal what words can’t say, and other visual “tools” artists can use to communicate with readers. 

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More about Celia Krampien 

Celia KrampienCelia Krampen is a Canadian illustrator and author. Her first picture book SUNNY was published in 2020 and she has been creating illustrations for newspapers, magazines and children's books since 2013.

Celia grew up in a small town (population 400!) in rural Southern Ontario. She spent her childhood reading, observing local wildlife and climbing trees (and sometimes falling out of them). Today, she lives in the Niagara Region and still spends her time reading and observing the local wildlife, but she now prefers to enjoy trees with both feet on the ground.

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