Summer Camps for rising 6th-9th graders! All camps will now be virtual, through Zoom. They will still be fun and engaging and you’ll get to meet other creative teens! All camps will now be $175
Art Camp: Paper Airplane Design June 8-12, 1–3pm Led by Griffin Art Director Johnny Walker
Making paper airplanes is one of the most fun ways to better understand and appreciate the 3D design process! We’ll begin with a simple set of materials and tools and basic folding techniques. These will give us the foundations of our designs. Each day in class, we’ll begin by building several planes. Our planes will all have different flight characteristics. We’ll study how the different forms and features of each plane affect its flight. We’ll modify our designs and keep a log with drawings and written observations. We’ll learn the basics of aerodynamics and use this knowledge to inform our designs. At the end of the week we’ll create our own planes by designing, building prototypes, test flying, modifying, and finalizing.
Griffin Coding Camp June 22-26, 1–3pm Led by Griffin Engineering & Computer Science Instructor Sandy Miller
Learn how to code and start turning your ideas into reality! We’ll use Processing, a java-based programming language, to learn the fundamentals of programming through a visual lens. You’ll make animations, interactive art pieces, games and more while learning the basics of software development. All levels of programming experience are welcome!
Sewing Camp: Creative Stitching Led by Griffin Sewing Instructor Niku Arbabi
Tell stories by drawing with thread! We’ll spark stories through drawing exercises, then translate some of our drawings using hand sewing techniques including embroidery, appliqué, and fiber collage!
Griffin Music Production Camp Led by Griffin Music Instructor Ryan Young
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. This camp is open to musicians and non-musicians alike. For those who play instruments, you’ll learn proper techniques and procedures to make great recordings of your playing. And if you’re more interested in the engineering and mixing side of things, you’ll learn basic editing and mixing methods that will help you to create professional sounding recordings. A laptop with recording software is encouraged, but not required. Mac or PC is fine, and recommended recording software includes GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, Reaper, or Ableton.