At SAW, we believe in accountability to those we serve.
In late 2017, we transitioned to a board of directors made primarily of current and former students.
Our student governing board is involved with all decisions in the school, including teaching artists, school location, and created the SAW codes of conduct.
Code of Conduct
SAW aims to create a welcoming, inclusive learning environment that fosters artistic growth and exploration, a community created by students and teachers together. This Code of Conduct describes the behaviors and boundaries we expect all teachers at SAW to maintain, to ensure our community is healthy and strong.
At SAW, students and teachers should be able to work and learn together, to have friendships, and be candid with one another. Our students tell us that working closely with teachers is one of the best things about their SAW experience. These interactions help students gain confidence and make better comics. Teachers are responsible for maintaining a positive classroom environment and conducting appropriate relationships with students.
Sequential Artists Workshop Policy on Harassment
To provide all participants—students, workshop, event attendees, speakers, staff and volunteers—the opportunity to benefit from classes and SAW’s other activities, SAW is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state laws or other group identity.
Harassment can include, but is not limited to; making unwanted and/or discriminatory advances, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or other verbal or physical conduct of a discriminatory nature, or by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment by engaging in such conduct.
If you feel you are being harassed or witness harassment and it is an emergency, you should contact the local authorities (i.e., call 911). If you feel you are being harassed and witness someone else being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact Tom Hart or Roxanne Palmer immediately.
We have also provided this online form for anonymous reporting of such behavior. If someone at SAW is harassing you or interfering with your ability to participate, please let us know.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors:
Zannah Marsh, veteran of over 6 week-long workshops. Zannah works in online development
Deanna Zandt, social media professional, and veteran of over 5 week-long workshops
Roxanne Palmer, SAW class of 2015
Maxine Worthy, SAW class of 2015
Lisa Klug, SAW class of 2016
Margaret Tolbert, MFA, professional painter. veteran of 4 week-long workshops and evening classes
Nancy Hunt, PhD, Department of History, Department of African Studies, University of Florida
Erin Curry, MFA, professional sculptor, instructor at University of Florida