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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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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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 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:…

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Jen Sandwich Art Show

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We had a great show with Bradenton artist Jen Sandwich Oakland/Bradenton comics artist Jen Sandwich is known for her frenetic and fun diary comics detailing and drawing most people like rabbits. Her books Total Trash were recently collected into Meaningless: Total Trash and is an amazing collection of angst and glee.

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This week: Dave Kiersh and Dylan Horrocks!

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To anyone within the sound of our voice, please come out to SAW Friday 11 am to hear a talk from Dave Kiersh, author of Afterschool Special, and  Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes.   Also Tuesday afternoon or maybe evening (check with us soon), the amazing Dylan Horrocks, showcasing his new Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen…

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Gainesville Arts Pride Round Up 1

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Wax Wings:   Lauren Groff and her amazing new book:   Erin Curry http://erincurry.com/maybe-we-are-the-door/#6   Cindy Steiler   Padgett Powell and Former Student and now Harpers Story Writer Becca Evanhoe http://lithub.com/in-which-padgett-powell-employs-an-extended-scatological-metaphor/  http://harpers.org/archive/2014/09/they-were-awake/   Margaret Tolbert   Little Jake Mitchell and the Soul Searchers   I love the Gainesville Arts Scene – Lots more to come!  

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Ed Piskor Workshop March 2015

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Ed Piskor was here in March 2015 and taught an amazing workshop. One student said it changed his life. Meanwhile, Ed never stopped drawing, making sure the weekly installment of Hip-Hop Family Tree got done. So, in the pics, below you’ll see Ed working on the strip that became this episode. THANKS ED!    

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Aidan Koch Workshop 2015

Aidan Koch came in March 2015 and taught an amazing workshop. 10 or more of us crammed into SAW every day for a fascinating lecture on drawing, storytelling, contemporary art, and were set loose to work on assignments each day. Everyone had a mind-expanding time. Thanks so much to Aidan for coming to SAW to teach!

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