Drawing on Location Class, Oct-Dec

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Tuesdays: Drawing on Location with Jess Ruliffson Gainesville becomes our classroom in this observational-focused drawing class. Students will choose to pursue study of figure and perspective in either gestural or formal techniques. Emphasis is placed on connecting with visual perceptions and recognizing drawing habits. Teacher will give demonstrations in various mediums including pastel, ink wash, brush pen, and graphite pencil. Work will be critiqued at the close of each session….

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New adult classes in Fall 2016

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We’re offering two optional classes this year for adults. Check below for specific dates. All classes will be at SAW’s new location, unless otherwise noted. Tuesdays: Drawing on Location with Jess Ruliffson Gainesville becomes our classroom in this observational-focused drawing class. Students will choose to pursue study of figure and perspective in either gestural or formal techniques. Emphasis is placed on connecting with visual perceptions and recognizing drawing habits. Teacher will…

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Our New Instructor, Jess Ruliffson

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We’re so so happy to have Jess Ruliffson here from New York to start teaching at SAW. She’s been teaching an amazing intro to comics class in summer 2016 and will be teaching gouache painting and non-fiction comics in the 2016-2017 school year. Ruliffson is and award-winning cartoonist currently interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars for a full-length graphic novel. She’s given lectures and workshops at The…

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Apply for 2016-2017

Apply for 2016-2017

Along with our web redesign, we’ve made it easier to apply for the SAW Year-Long Program! You’ll need a portfolio of (2) autobiographical comics, two (2) drawing studies from life (still lifes, locations sketches and/or live model drawings) and one (1) drawing from a photograph. See application for more information. Click here to go to our online application.

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Kids Classes In Summer 2016

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We’ll be offering a kid’s class for ages 7-10, from  August 8-12 . Classes will be 10am-1pm each day. Price: $95.00 Student’s Name We have two slots available for children in need. Please contact us.. We hope to have a class also in August, stay tuned or let us know.      

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Summer Evening Classes at SAW, May 31-July 13

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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 ———————– 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. 7…

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Jen Sandwich Art Show

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We had a great show with Bradenton artist Jen Sandwich Oakland/Bradenton comics artist Jen Sandwich is known for her frenetic and fun diary comics detailing and drawing most people like rabbits. Her books Total Trash were recently collected into Meaningless: Total Trash and is an amazing collection of angst and glee.

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Summer Teen/Tween intensive, June 13-24, 2016

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2016: SAW is running a two-week intensive class from June 13-June 24 that will run Monday-Friday from 10 am – 4 pm each weekday.WEEK ONE IS SOLD OUT. THERE ARE STILL SLOTS IN WEEK TWO Week 1, June 13-17 will focus on exercises and skill building and short-term projects. Will work on all the skills of comic book creation, including character design, figure drawing, story writing and tool technique. Week 2 June 20-24 will focus…

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