Drawing Summer Academy Camp

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Learn to draw the collegiate fine arts way! You will use facilities at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art to study the techniques used to create realistic and expressive drawings. We will explore tools such as charcoal, ink, pastel, 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-lifes and live-models while an experienced college art instructor provides individual guidance and detailed demonstrations. We will examine work by famous artists, both historic and contemporary, through slide presentations and a visit to the Georgia Museum of Art. Students are encouraged to bring a sketchbook to take notes, but will be provided with paper ranging from 18x24" to 24x36" for camp projects.

Ages: 13-17

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

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $400

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $880

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.

What you need for camp/program: 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

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 three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.