Alabama folk artist, Butch Anthony and his buddy filmmaker Harrod Blank, return for 2017’s “Camp Butch”, a “Doonanny” inspired, ever-evolving, always developing, once in a lifetime(s) design, build, and adventure weekend.

Consider this workshop an “intertwangled” version of our own Yoga & Welding Camp on Steroids, with a minor in the films of Les Blank.  This year, we have teamed up with the Austin Film Society, and The Bear to present this uniquely (“only in Austin!”) offering on the weekend of December 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2017.

Weekend Schedule

Friday // 4pm – 7pm  Intro happy hour and snacks at Weather Up in east Austin for team and project introductions, and a better understanding of how and why Butch Anthony, Harrod Blank, AFS, and The Bear have come together for this unique offering with Design Build Adventure.  Enjoy a happy hour lecture from Butch Anthony (10 minutes) on the basics of “Intertwanglism”.

Saturday // 10am – 6pm  We’ll start the day with coffee and breakfast tacos followed by an introduction to the work and legacy of Les Blank, including scenes from the unfinished “Butch Anthony Documentary” by Harrod Blank.   One hour yoga session presented by Marnie Castor, followed by lunch and more shop instruction.  Jack and DBA team will make sure you get some time and instruction on the welder. Then spend the afternoon working with Butch, and your team designing and building a dramatic rube goldberg bonfire igniter to be utilized just after sunset .

Saturday eve //  6pm – 10pm  Invite a pal or spouse to come see what you’ve been working on at “Camp Butch”. Design Build Adventure has teamed up with The Bear to throw a party / celebration in honor of Les Blank. Live Music, live BBQ, art, and the smell of garlic in the air, we’ll light the fire the bonfire with your rube goldberg machine and then dance like nobody is filming!

Sunday // Film screening at AFS  Your camp tuition also includes admission to the screenings of two Les Blank films on Sunday at the Austin Film Society Cinema.

+4:30pm Les Blank Tribute Screening: The Food Films

+7:00pm Les Blank Tribute Screening: The Music Films

The AFS Cinema is at 6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752


Maximum Enrollment : 12

CAMP BUTCH PRICE  :  $275.00

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