Summer Camps 2017

Summer Camps for rising 6th-10th graders! All camps will be held on the Griffin campus, 5001 Evans Ave. We’re excited to offer a variety of different camps this summer:

Griffin Art Camp
June 5-9, 8:30am-12:30pm
Led by Griffin Art Director Johnny Walker

We will draw, paint, write, design, and build. All of the things we make will be elements of stories. We will create characters, develop settings, and fabricate objects. Our creations will all weave into narratives. We will write our stories, sometimes individually, other times as a group and share them as they grow.

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Griffin Comics Camp
Led by Comic Artist Meagan Ciongoli
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and draw in this crash course for comics! Each day, we’ll work on different aspects of the form to equip each artist’s tool belt. We’ll work on character design, diving right into exercises that even pro cartoonists use to warm up and bolster their cartooning style. What’s more, we’ll focus on scripting and paneling language unique to comics as a sequential art. If you love reading comic books and have always wanted to work towards making your own, then this is the camp for you!

Session 1: June 5-9, 1-5pm

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Session 2: July 31-August 4th, 12:30-4:30pm

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Griffin Fashion Camp
Led by Niku Arbabi

Make customized bags and accessories, decorate your clothes, and practice techniques to personalize your style! You’ll learn sewing machine basics for constructing your own bag and zippered tool kit, plus hand embroidery, stencils, and hand stamping to embellish your creations and upcycle your wardrobe.

Session 1: June 5-9, 1-5pm

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Session 2: July 24-28, 12:30-4:30pm

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Griffin Radio Camp
June 5-9, 8:30am-12:30pm

Led by YouthSpin Instructor Thomas Schiefer
Join Austin’s vibrant cultural scene and produce a radio show to air city-wide and live on 91.7FM KOOP Radio. You will connect to the local Austin music scene, interview local Austinites, document current events and create features about the things you’re interested in – politics, sports, music and more!

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rockcamp2Griffin Rock Camp
Led by Griffin Music Director Akina Adderley and instructors Julia Ward and Ryan Young

Experience the joy of playing and performing music with other young musicians in a fun, supportive and engaging environment. Our  instructors are music professionals with over 20 years of experience performing, writing, recording and teaching music, and they are excited to help you achieve a killer performance on stage! In this camp, you’ll gain experience learning, rehearsing, and performing music in a variety of genres as an ensemble and learn to read charts, properly handle sound gear, and develop confidence and stage presence. Requirements: Ability to play an instrument (unless you are a vocalist) and to recognize basic chords and keep simple beats.

Session 1: June 5-9, 1-5pm

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Session 2: July 10-14, 1-5pm

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Session 3: Music Production July 17-21, 12:30-4:30pm
Have a fun and exciting week learning the art of Music Production! Students will learn proper microphone techniques, use of digital software, basic editing and mixing skills, and much more. We will also spend time in a professional recording studio, Suite 2E Studio, a professional recording studio–where you will learn concepts and techniques that apply to all recording environments.

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Badgerdog Creative Writing Summer Camp
July 17-Aug 4, 9am-noon
To learn more or register for Badgerdog Camp, click here.

A Program of the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

Campers spend three weeks working with a professional writer, exploring the arts of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing in a relaxed, fun, and creative environment. Campers learn the techniques writers use to create compelling work, build confidence, and nurture an appreciation for the written word. All campers are published in a professionally bound anthology, with a book-release party at the annual Texas Teen Book Festival. Open to rising 3rd-12th graders. To learn more or register, click here.