In this 6-week comics-making class, we'll build basic comics creation skills through exercises and short projects. Students will learn cartooning techniques and tools, design their own characters, practice drawing action, backgrounds and objects, and explore how to tell great stories in comics form.Read More
There are so many exciting and inspiring art classes coming to Gainesville starting this fall- come check it out!!Read More
On Friday, November 16th, there will be two opportunities in Gainesville to attend presentations on Jason Lutes’ masterful graphic novel, Berlin.Read More
Our summer teen tween comics art students made great work and have waited a whole 3 months for a celebratory art show, while we moved our whole school!
Come out on Oct 19 and celebrate the hard work they did and grab a copy of the anthology of work made during the two-week program.
This week at SAW. Silent comics, expressive anatomy, inking and drawing at the springs!Read More
Derek Ballard came and talked about working for Adventure Time. I love this 45 seconds where he talks about being a parent of three and how it made its way into the final script.
Here's a couple pics.Read More
Weeks 1 and 2 in our new space, with our newest students. How do you run an art school? How do you create community? And teach art students to become artists?Read More
We are listening to you!
What are your biggest challenges in comics? What do you need?
Tell us here and we will respond.Read More
Our year-long intensive is comics boot-camp. You'll learn storytelling, writing, drawing, and even some mask-making.Read More
SAW gives you maximum resources and minimal bullshit. It’s small. It’s close. You are literally surrounded by comics. There’s no grades, no suffocating “I’m-the-teacher” hierarchy. What you get is professionals who have collectively mastered the whole range of comics, and a dozen other nerds to learn from them with.
You will crank out work faster than you ever have before. You will have three hour conversations about R. Crumb’s crosshatching. You’ll see things you didn’t think were possible. You won’t be able to go to sleep from all the ideas that keep coming to you. You will learn what it is like to be passionate and you will feel as if you can do anything.Read More
David B fights dragons in Epileptic