Tarot Workshop Saturday, May 20 at 1 PM – 5 PM

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Every Picture Tells a Story – Saturday, May 20 at 1 PM – 5 PM So you want to create a Tarot deck? Don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have some ideas already? I can help! Tarot is my life. I’m a professional Tarot Reader, Astrologer, and writer, and in this second Tarot Workshop at SAW, we will discuss the STRUCTURE of the deck and all the…

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Sandra Gail Lambert Workshops and Comics For Writers Testimonial

Comics For Writers

I was honored that local writer Sandra Gail Lambert took my Comics For Writers course at SAW this past month. May 7 and 21st, Sandra is teaching two workshops in writing personal essays at the downtown library. Check them out! Read about them in detail here: http://sandragaillambert.com/news-and-events/ And her testimonial of my class is here: http://sandragaillambert.com/comics-and-visual-storytelling-for-writers/ Thank you Sandra! -TH

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Summer Teen Comics Camp Scheduled June 19-30

Teen Class

2017: SAW is running a two-week intensive class from June 19-June 30 that will run Monday-Friday from 10 am – 4 pm each weekday. Week 1, June 19-23 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 26-30 will focus on one long story per student that we will then gather…

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Laura Park Workshop article on WUFT

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From WUFT, at this link Laura Park gives students at SAW advice on how to improve their art. Their activities focused on the importance of observation of the world and memories they can use in their comics. (Abby Stafford/WUFT News) Cartoon Workshop Brings Chicago Artist To Gainesville By Abby Stafford March 17, 2017 Arts and Entertainment 4 Laura Park, an accomplished cartoonist who has worked with author James Patterson,…

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Online Testimonials 1

Our first round of testimonials, for Tom Hart’s Storytelling Flow From Storytelling Flow: “I’m really pleased with how quickly a (somewhat) cogent plot has developed from minimal voluntary invention on my part. …Another thing that is interesting about this is that it’s started me sketching again, which I honestly have not done to any great degree in probably five or six years.” – Theodore Malian   “It’s a lot more…

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My favorite teacher, Justine

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Meet Justine, my favorite teacher. Justine came to SAW in 2012 and showed me her jaw-dropping portfolio and books. I’m a pretty lousy artist myself, but I know masterful work when I see it.I hired her to teach drawing at our school and we’ve been colleagues ever since. And she’s taught me so much. She helped me with my memoir, Rosalie Lightning, and just this week, helped me to…

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Behind the Scenes Online Courses

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Stop Dreaming and Start Making Comics! We are really excited to be expanding our online course options.  Tom Hart’s online course has been running for two weeks now to great success. Our cohort has been exploring Tom’s methods of generating and committing to ideas. We’re busy building more and more online courses here! Justine’s DEPTH and DETAILS class launches soon here: http://sequentialartistsworkshop.thinkific.com/courses/depth-and-details-how-to-create-more-depth-and-details-without-losing-clarity/ and Jess Ruliffson will be launching a…

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Depth and Details Online Class with Justine

Depth and Details

Have you ever sat dazzled in wonder by the richly detailed worlds created by your favorite artists? Have you ever wondered how those God-like artists got all those details in there? Have you ever wondered how to get more depth in your drawings? Have you ever wondered how those detailed drawings never seem to look messy or cluttered? Have you ever felt defeated enough to say, “I could never…

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SAW Virtual Open House, Feb 22

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Hello World! You want to know things, and we want you to know things! Ask us questions, and we’ll answer them in real time. Want to know about living in Gainesville? Thinking about coming for a week-long workshop? Curious about online classes and mentorship? Hit us up during the Virtual Open House and you want have to wait for a response! We will “go live” as the young people…

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