Thank You!

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(Above image by Dana Maier, from Emily Flake’s Gag Cartooning Class!) Hi everyone! It’s only been 6 months since we started taking our courses online and you’ve been great in responding with terrific engagement and work. When I started this school, it was to empower people to express themselves through visual and sequential art, so thank you! Here’s a quick celebration and sampling of some of what you’ve been…

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Learn to Draw ANYTHING with Sidney Davidson

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New class starting August 21st at the Sequential Artists Workshop! Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm Drawing Strategies with Sidney Davidson When Sidney proposed this class, he said, “It’s difficult to find resources on drawing from the imagination that are easily comprehensible. BUT there is tremendous freedom and satisfaction in the ability to draw whatever you want from any angle you want.” Sidney’s Drawing Strategies class will teach you:  -how to draw…

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Sitting on a treasure trove of research and true stories? Jess Ruliffson’s Non-Fiction Comics Course

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Are you sitting on a treasure trove of research? http://sequentialartistsworkshop.thinkific.com/courses/non-fiction-comics Do you have too many good true stories or interviews? Wondering how to start turning these sources into the rich combination of words and pictures of comics? In this course I will personally walk you through moving from rich research material to rich graphic storytelling. We’ll survey examples and examine what works well and what doesn’t in comics, and I’ll show you…

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Justine’s Advice

I always say Justine is my favorite teacher. Here’s a post that shows why, from today in her Depth and Details group. STUDENT: It’s hard to be: 1. Honest about where you are 2. Hopeful about where you want to go 3. Kind enough to yourself to gently nudge yourself closer to number 2, while challenging yourself enough to grow. Oh, and keeping a solid practice. This was a…

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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