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…

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Life is short, make comics. (Part I)

  Does this sound like you? For a few years before SAW, my creative life was not going so well. I had an OK-could-be-more-frequent-more-discliplined studio practice. I had a healthy journaling practice. Every once in a while I’d get struck by lightning. An entire comic would come to my mind’s eye and I’d put it down. I still felt unsure about whether I really wanted to make comics. Most of…

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Dec. 3rd Tarot Workshop

Are you curious about Tarot? A Tarot lover? Well did you know that the Tarot can be used not only for prediction and personal growth, but also as a tool for unlocking your imagination and creativity? Join us for a 3 hour hands-on Tarot writing & drawing workshop, with Aliza Einhorn, Tarot Reader and Astrologer. -no Tarot or writing/artistic skill required -please bring something to write with (pencil, pen,…

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Our Spring Visiting Artist Workshop: Laura Park!

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We’re super excited to announce our spring workshop visiting artist will be Laura Park! Feb 27- Mar 3, 2017 From Rob Clough’s review: “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 of the best in comics–especially when she’s wearing…

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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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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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Virtual Open House Thursday, June 2 at 9pm EST

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We’ll be hosting a Virtual Open House for all those who are curious about SAW! Tom Hart and a rag tag group of students and alumni will all be around on the Tweet-o-Sphere and Tumblr-Swamp to answer your questions about SAW. Ask us about the year-long program. Ask us about workshops. Ask us what Gainesville is like. Ask us about the mentorship model of teaching. Ask us for inking tips….

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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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