Drawing Summer Academy Camp

Learn to draw the collegiate fine arts way! You will learn from an experienced college art professor the tools and techniques used to create realistic and expressive drawings. We will explore tools such as charcoal, ink, and more, while learning the foundations of observational drawing. Techniques of measuring, perspective, value, and knowledge of human anatomy will be covered in this intensive one-week course. You will draw from still-life’s and photo-references while receiving individual guidance and detailed demonstrations. This course is focused on a serious introduction to Fine Arts but the end of the week will offer some insight into how these skills and practices can transition into illustration or other commercial visual work. We will examine work by famous artists, both historic and contemporary, through slide presentations. After this class any student should feel confident walking into their first year of art school.

Ages: 13-17

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Course Date:
Monday, June 15, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020
Course Date Info:

Online camp will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day


Camp - $400

Some basic drawing experience is preferred, but this course is designed for students to learn the university approach to observational drawing and will be new for everyone. Each student will receive some individual feedback appropriate to their level.


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 sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Joel Rosenburg has been making art in Georgia nearly his entire life. What began as drawing in his basement from an early age in the suburbs of Atlanta led him to Athens and the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting. In Athens he works as a muralist, painter, illustrator, and portraitist. Drawing is his passion and essential to his studio practice. As an instructor he hopes to teach students how Drawing can better their lives and work; and how they can be a part of art history no matter where they are from, as long as they work at it, learn from their experience, and are invested in improving with every project. This is Joel’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent four weeks before your camp.