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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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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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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Comics for Writers Class

Comics For Writers

Comic for Writers 5 Tuesdays March 14 – April 18, 6:30-9:00 PM Tom Hart will be teaching this class specifically for people who already have a regular writing practice. We’ll be doing lots of comics experiments to learn how to use the visual medium in a rich way. I Love Writers! I’ve met a lot of writers who want to do comics. There are so many worries and things to think…

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Struggling with the Details in your Drawings?

Depth and Details

If you’re like me, you struggle with details and clarity in your drawings. When I met Justine Andersen in 2012, suddenly I had a mentor to help me. She is a brilliant artist and a generous teacher and I immediately hired her at my school to cover ground I couldn’t: the masterful control of space and technique in a drawing. Justine says: Have you ever wondered how to get more…

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Updates About Laura Park’s Upcoming Workshop!

Laura Park March 2016 at SAW

Hey! A few of you have asked about what Laura’s planning on covering, so here are a few snippets: Lettering: Laura will take guide you through the basics of developing an alphabet. Then, take you beyond the basics to consider how lettering gives an extra emotional depth to comics and lettering a compositional tool. Color: Aside from watercolor demos, Laura will talk on color’s role in telling a story. She’ll walk you through, “Things…

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Nicole Rifkin’s on Creating Visual Essays

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We did a FB Live broadcast of the Nicole Rifkin‘s talk today at SAW (our first, so excuse the, err, “videography”). During the talk, Nicole broke down the process of developing a visual essay for publication. Her talk is full of insights into telling stories visually, and we’re honored to have had Nicole speak at SAW. Also, aside from being a top-notch illustrator for places like the New Yorker and Fast…

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