Evening Classes starting in 2017

James Turek Artwork

We’re very excited to have James Turek over here from Germany teaching two 6-week classes January-February. His new book just came out from Avant-Verlag. Tuesdays, Watercolor for Cartoonists. 6:30-9:00 Starting Jan 17 (6 sessions) Learning watercolor fundamentals with a focus on coloring comics and illustrations. A basic to intermediate exploration of form and light. Also scanning and digital correction techniques. Hurrah!     Sliding Scale – ability to pay Option 1 $125.00…

Read More

African Comics at MSU

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-7-59-25-am

In 2015, I took a trip to Lansing, Michigan to visit MSU, and was overwhelmed by their amazing library. They had on display at the time some of their hundreds of comics published in Africa. These are some of the quickie photos I took of this amazing work. Next post, I’ll post some of the rest of the library, including some shots of Randy the librarian playing the upright bass.

Read More

Upcoming classes and Workshops!

lauraparkpostcard2016

Upcoming Classes and Workshops! Get Your Worry On! We’re super excited to announce our spring workshop visiting artist will be Laura Park! Feb 27- Mar 3, 2017 Critic Rob Clough says, “Park is unquestionably one of the most skilled cartoonists around. She’s best known for illustrating other people’s projects for a living, but her own autobio comics are at once funny, heart-breaking and sharply observed. Her self-caricature is one…

Read More

Presentations on Humanizing

Humanizing

We showed two Presentation and homework for November 28, 2016. For those who missed it we watched two film essays, and discussed with grim sadness the situation in Allepo, through the twitter feed of the 7-year old girl, Bana Alabed, who I pray is alive when you read this. Below are the films and some quick points I gleaned from them. Some notes I took: -It’s about the emotional…

Read More

Friday Night, The Witching Hour Art Show!

13346517_1147499951948979_4342644991841499872_n

A group exhibit of art from cartoonists all over the world around the theme of “the witching hour.” The exhibit will be open from 7 – 10pm with tarot readings, art installations and a purifying ritual involving the summoning of Bob Ross. Tarot readings by Sally Cantirino, Roxanne Palmer and Maxine Worthy for $3 with (proceeds going to SAW).

Read More

Our Spring Visiting Artist Workshop: Laura Park!

Laura Park March 2016 at SAW

We’re super excited to announce our spring workshop visiting artist will be Laura Park! Feb 27- Mar 3, 2017 A master of autobio comics, watercolor, lettering, and inking, Laura Park will help you refine your technical and storytelling skills during her weeklong workshop at SAW. The workshop will be heavy on demonstrations and exercises, with one-on-one critiques. Here’s a few snippets of what Laura will cover during the workshop:…

Read More

Drawing on Location Class, Oct-Dec

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-3-59-35-pm

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….

Read More

New adult classes in Fall 2016

deletelatttter

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…

Read More

Our New Instructor, Jess Ruliffson

facultySqauresJess

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…

Read More