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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New adult classes in January

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We’re offering four optional intensive classes this year for adults. All classes are 15 weeks long,  January 11- April 29 with a break during UF Spring Break, Feb 28-March 3, 2016. ———————– Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm – Comics Obstructions with Tom Hart This class will be almost entirely exercise-driven. We’ll do collaborative comics, non-traditional exercises and experiments to get us unstuck and keep us on our toes. We’ll try collage, watercolor,…

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Thursday Night Cartooning Class with Kurt Wolfgang

We’re opening up some of our intensive courses for enrollment from the general public, and first up is Kurt Wolfgang’s class, Thursday nights 6:30-9:00. You’ve probably seen his work all around town, on T-shirts for Maude’s Sidecar, The Top, Pop-a-Top, Crane Ramen, etc. His amazing and inventive comics have been published since 1996. You can see his Tumblr here:  http://kurtwolfgang.tumblr.com/ This class is an intensive 15 weeks,  from Aug…

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Thank you to the SAW teachers

I want to thank here the many fantastic teachers who have walked into my life here at SAW, whose role I could never have predicted when I began thinking about the place in 2010. These great teachers and inspiring artists have made SAW a haven, a beacon, a caldron – a place for students to work hard and learn this form. Justine Mara Andersen First, my amazing friend Justine…

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Our newest instructor, Kurt Wolfgang

Kurt Wolfgang

We want to welcome our newest instructor, the amazing Kurt Wolfgang to SAW. Kurt has been around since the 90s, doing award winning, eye-catching great comics. From Where Hats Go, the big surprise in NON#5, to his recent Nothing Eve and other work in MOME, Kurt has always done seriously playful, interesting, inventive work steeped in classic cartooning traditions. I stole one of his layouts for my book. He’ll…

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