In this camp, you’ll work on developing your drawing techniques, and learn how to create characters, layout a page, and develop a basic storyline. You’ll participate in guided activities and fun drawing games, designed to advance your technical skills and show you how fun art can be. Time will be spent each day on a final project of your own design, which will be scanned and published electronically in the Annual SAUGA Comic Book Anthology. Everyone works at their own pace, so both beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Most students attend this camp for several years before moving on to the advanced camp.
Monday, June 6, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
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 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 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.
Day Camp - $460
This course is appropriate for both absolute beginners and students with some prior experience in art or drawing. We recommend that students attend at least two years of this camp before moving on to Comic Book 2.
Phil Jasen graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.F.A in Drawing/Printmaking and from the University of Georgia with a M.F.A in Printmaking. He has been at the University of Georgia for the last six years, teaching foundations drawing, intermediate drawing, and figure drawing. His work is regularly exhibited and seen in venues such as; the Lyndon House Arts Center (Athens), Museum of Contemporary Art Expansion (Atlanta), and the Wonder Fair (Lawrence, Kansas). He specializes in drawings, illustration, zines, hand bound books, and intaglio, and is very excited to share his love of art, comic books and graphic novels. This is Phil’s seventh year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.