In our Advanced Comic Book Camp, you’ll work on fine-tuning your drawing technique and develop your inking skills. The class will explore more complex ways to design characters, write dialogue, choose dynamic angles, and develop a storyline. You’ll participate in guided drawing activities and critiques, designed to hone your technical and critical thinking skills. 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 Summer Academy Comic Book Anthology. See the prerequisite section below to find out if this camp is appropriate for you.
Monday, June 13, 2022 to Friday, June 17, 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 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: Basics and Intermediate.
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.