Summer Camps 2018

Summer Camps for rising 6th-9th 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-Making Monsters
June 4-8, 8:30am-12:30pm
Led by Griffin Art Director Johnny Walker

We’ll draw, paint, write, design, and build! All of our work will relate to monsters and weave into our monsters’ identities. Monsters are creepy, scary, horrible, tragic, and revealing. We’ll create characters, develop settings, and fabricate objects, as well as study monsters from the past and present, and consider what monsters might be like in the future. We’ll sometimes work individually, other times as a group, all the time trying to understand what monsters are and why we love and hate them.

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Griffin Art Camp-Yarn Painting 
June 4-8, 1-5pm
Led by Griffin AP Art Instructor Nicole Mann

Inspired by the traditional art form of the Huichol Indians in Mexico, students will learn to create richly colored yarn paintings on boards and found objects.  Will will learn about the rich history of the designs used in Huichol art, which date back centuries and embody the community’s belief of living harmoniously with and in nature.  We will dye yarn with natural dyes, exploring color mixing and over-dyeing techniques to create a full range of colors to be used in our yarn paintings.

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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!

July 9-13, 1-5pm

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Griffin Sewing and Fashion Camp
Led by Niku Arbabi

If you’ve been wanting to try out sewing and making your own clothes, this is the camp to get you started! You’ll learn sewing machine basics, sewing and construction techniques while sewing your own clothes, accessories, and exploring garment refashioning techniques.

Session 1: June 4-8, 1-5pm

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 Session 2: July 9-13, 1-5pm

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Griffin Music Performance Camp
Led by Griffin Music Instructors Ryan Young and Kyle Clayton

Experience the joy of playing 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. You’ll also gain experience reading charts and properly handling sound gear, as well as develop confidence and stage presence. After one week of intensive musical training, camp attendees will play a live show together for an invited audience. Requirements: Ability to play an instrument (unless you are a vocalist) and to recognize basic chords and keep simple beats.

Session 1: June 4-8, 1-5pm

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Session 2: July 16-20, 1-5pm

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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. We will spend time at Suite 2E Studio–a professional recording studio–where you will learn concepts and techniques that apply to all recording environments. 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.

July 16-20, 1-5pm

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