We have returned from our 10-day East Coast filming trip last week and finished our new promo for Words and Pictures, our next yearlong class!


I’m super excited about this year, as I am hoping it will help me solidify a personal book project that I’ve been noodling on for years!

From the Description:

There are many ways that words interact with our artwork: They can inspire each other, work in tandem with each other, enhance the other, and can be graphically incorporated into our work!

This year we are going to explore these things by making art and learning from 15 writers, illustrators and graphic novelists. But don’t worry, this is still a fun mixed-media class and I will be teaching 8 lessons throughout the year. Together we will be hitting all aspects of words & pictures including hand lettering, art journaling, sketchbooks, comics, ‘zines, illustration, paintings that incorporate words, artist books and more.

We are lucky to be able to work with some amazing illustrators including Martha Rich, Susy Pilgrim Waters, Sarajo Frieden, Kara Kramer, Andrea D’Aquino, and Cat Bennett. From these artists we will work on messy journals, facing the blank page, illustrating a recipe, idea generating exercises, mixed-media techniques and more!

We will also learn from comic artists Greg Stump, David Lasky, Austin English, Brandon Vosika, and Ozge Samanci. We will work on creating single panel comics, 4- and 6-panel comics, gag cartoons, creating ‘zines, an introduction to graphic novels and more!

In addition, we will write! We’ll learn from writers Beth Kephart, Allan Hunter and Jason Poole — even have a quick book-binding lesson with Bari Zaki!

Here is a LINK and a PDF with all of the Guest Artist Bios and samples of their work!

If you love words, love art, and would like to spend a year writing and making cool stuff with a bunch of great people from all over the world, please join us!

Buy now through December 15th at 10% off!


P.S.  The cost for the whole year is the same it has been for the past six years… $198 for the whole year (and only $178.20 until 12/15!). More info HERE!

Some Word/Picture artwork done recently:

And the sneak peek we put out earlier that shows more art from our 15 Guest Artists!