Summer Academy Camps

Comic Book 2: Advanced

SUMMER ACADEMY REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 11, 2015.

In our Advanced Comic Book Camp, you'll work on fine-tuning your drawing and inking techniques, and explore more complex ways to design characters, write dialogue and develop a storyline. You'll participate in guided drawing activities and critiques, designed to hone your technical and critical thinking skills. You’ll have the chance to attend special-topic workshops, which are developed based on student needs and interests. Much of your time each day will be spent working on a final project of your own creation, which will be scanned and published electronically in the Annual SAUGA Comic Book Anthology. See the prerequisite section below to find out if this camp is appropriate for you!

Ages: 11-17

Course Information

Course Number:

85038

Course Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Prerequisites:
This course is designed for students who have several years of experience in structured art or drawing classes, or who have attended at least two years of our beginning and intermediate Comic Book camp. Students in this camp tend to be serious about their drawing and focused on their work; students with a more general interest in comic book art are encouraged to sign up for Comic Book 1: Beginning and Intermediate.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Patrick Dean graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. His comics and illustrations appeared weekly in Athens’ Flagpole Magazine for a decade, and his work has been published in Legal Action Comics, Typhon, The Comic Eye, Vice Magazine, and The Oxford American Magazine. He lives in Athens with his wife, two kids, a cat, and a dog that acts like a cat. This is Patrick’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.