Read about past student, Emma, and her experience at SAW. In the first of two parts she describes why it is she wants to stay in Gainesville. Pledge your support over at Patreon to follow her story!Read More
Thank you students, I heard so much love and gratitude and bonding and confidence.
Olivia says "This is first year of school where I'm going to miss everyone rather than just saying 'see you later'" and Emma told us she literally called home after orientation crying, not sure what she got herself into (she remembers what the place looked like a year ago!), and now we're hiring her, because she loves the place and we love what she has helped us become.Read More
Year-end whizz-bang art show! Two classes of students showing their final work! LOTS of pages and stories! NO Batman (or maybe one.) ALSO:, stories about bodies, dads, moms, adventures, escape, games, and thrones and everything in between! Come see what this year's students have been up to! Raise a glass and toast these fabulous artists!Read More
Every year, we welcome a new cohort of students for a year-long intense dive into making and studying comics. We’ve done it since 2012. Come join us in 2019-2020.Read More
Thursday night! At Sweetwater Co-Op in conjunction with SAW.Read More
Congratulations to our students!Read More
We're super excited to be helping the AGILE RASCAL BICYCLE TOURING THEATRE travel all of Florida ON BIKES spreading a theatrical story about THE EVERGLADES and the FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM!Read More
Pics from our End of Semester Show!Read More
Our first show in our new space! The 2018 students have been busting out making new work to share with you! Amazing stories and art from people dedicating the full-year to comics and graphic storytelling, right here in Gainesville! Note our NEW SPACE in the back of 722 S. Main Street!Read More
They don’t teach this at SCAD. From underwater drawing to movement workshops to lectures on stress and anxiety, we take a one-on-one, human approach to your learning.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