Year-Long Program

Come to SAW's intensive, affordable, year-long program in and sharpen your vision in Gainesville, FL.

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Apply here for the 2017-2018 year-long program in comics.

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Work for Clients

Hire SAW to create vivid, smart comics, animated shorts, book illustrations, or create visual learning materials.

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Justine's Thoughts

Commit to your art and define yourself with all your heart. Blog posts by Justine Mara Andersen, our life-changing drawing teacher.

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SAW Year Long Program

How can you make your work better? How do you become an artist?  The SAW Single-Year Program Whether your interest is personal stories, graphic…

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Online Classes

We are updating our online courses every day! Please click here for our online offerings. In our classes we’ll take you from inspiration and…

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Projects

We at SAW are happy to help non-profits, public agencies, etc. help get their message across. Contact us if you’d like help with your…

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Donate

One time donation to help us keep comics accessible to all: (click above to donate)  Or offer a sustaining donation to the cartoonists of…

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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.   It is SOLD OUT, THANK YOU! Please email and let us know if you are interested in an AUGUST CLASS. admin@sequentialartistsworkshop.org 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…

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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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Details Lecture Got Me Thinking…

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Details, free lecture 1 Topic: DRAWING DEPTH AND DETAILS ONLINE COURSE with Justine Mara Andersen The last time I taught my class on depth and details, I carefully explained how a different artists arrange and organize their details. That is the topic we will be exploring at length in the upcoming on-line class in March. It’s a class I have taught for years now, and a student favorite, but every…

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The Wonderful World Of Wood’s Details

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Topic: DRAWING DEPTH AND DETAILS ONLINE COURSE with Justine Mara Andersen In my upcoming on-line class about depth and details I will not be talking about the above image… though I should be. The truth is, I should have been including this image every year… but I haven’t. So, here it is now, a spectacular Wally Wood splash page. It’s not only chock-full of great details, it’s not only brilliantly…

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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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Announcement Re: Kurt Wolfgang

We would like to inform our community here in Gainesville, as well as the larger comics community, that Kurt Wolfgang / Kurt Holley is no longer on the Sequential Artists Workshop faculty. Kurt is no longer allowed on school premises or to attend SAW functions. The actions described in the police report are horrific. Violence against women cannot and must not be minimized or normalized. We hope his victim is…

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