In Drawing from the Depths, students develop authentic approaches to creating emotionally charged work without resorting to cliche or sentimentalism. In class, we’ll discuss works by artists who excel at delving into deep emotional terrain. Students select a theme or themes (such as desire, shame, ecstasy) to explore over the 6 week course. Short, experimental weekly assignments lead to a 2- or 3- page finished work. Source material may be autobiographical, nonfiction, or fiction.Read More
Have you ever wanted to make a comic, but didn't know where to start? Are you an omnivorous artist that wants to try out new ideas? This workshop is for you! Jess Ruliffson will guide you through the process of idea-making, sketching layouts, and show a few inking techniques. By the end of the class, students will have inked their own one-page comic, and collaborated with attendees on an eight-panel mini-zine to take home!Read More
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
Spend an afternoon learning to draw horses at farm in Alachua. Roxanne Palmer will break down horse anatomy and offer guidance as you draw horses from life.Read More
There are so many exciting and inspiring art classes coming to Gainesville starting this fall- come check it out!!Read More
The Sequential Artists Workshop is now accepting applications for 2019-2020: Live, breathe, eat, and sleep comics for an entire year!Read More
An amazing week!
Last week saw our first LOW-RESIDENCY WORKSHOP in our new space. It was fantastic. 9 people from all over the country, and breakthrough and after breakthrough.Read More
This is a playful one day workshop based on expanding your visual vocabulary with found and traditional materials.Read More
We are so excited to have Leslie Stein come to Gainesville to bring her funny, kind-hearted, dreamy watercolor magic to SAW artists! More info and links to reserve your space soon!Read More
Do you have your Narrative Image?
At the end of this sequence, hopefully we have a "Narrative Image." Just a single doodle or drawing from our doodling as we were gathering ideas.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
Come to SAW's Low Residency Week to get creative focus! Jumpstart a new comics project, or get a wayward project back on track in this weeklong comics workshop.Read More
In Drawing from the Depths, students develop authentic approaches to creating emotionally charged work without resorting to cliche or sentimentalism. In class, we’ll discuss works by artists who excel at delving into deep emotional terrain.Read More