Summer Evening Classes at SAW, May 31-July 13

Jess Ruliffson

New adult classes in JUNE 2016

We’re offering two optional classes this year for adults. Each class will run 7 weeks from the week of May 31-July 13


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COMICS BASICS! with Jess Ruliffson
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 –

Acclaimed illustrator/cartoonist/comics journalist Jess Ruliffson joins us from New York to teach this summer’s Comics Basics Class.

Learn the basics of visual storytelling, and create a short comic story by the end of the class.

Jess Ruliffson

7 Wednesdays, June 1 – July 13

Comics Basics

Sliding Scale – ability to pay



SUMMER SNAKES! with Tom Hart
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm 

7 Tuesdays, May 31- July 12 SOLD OUT

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 4.54.01 PM Life is short we’re going for the big emotions in this class. We’ll begin by looking at powerful emotional work, both autobio and fiction. We’ll examine ways to “go back for the snakes”- to go deeper for the more revealing, more penetrating, deeper, more human story inside the story.

We’ll look at some master examples from Lynda Barry, Julia Gforer, Alabaster, Dan Clowes, Chester Brown, Judith Vandistendael, and many more. We’ll do collaborative projects and solo projects. We’ll do a lot of writing and note taking and will aim for a finished 8-page comic.

This class is intended for serious students only. Don’t worry, we’ll offer it again!

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All classes are sliding scale, $125-$250 for the summer semester based on ability to pay.

Pay with paypal below

Summer Snakes– sold out!


Questions? Want to pay by check or card in class? Contact us at or at the phone number below!