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Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Course Number: 243YTCB205

Dates: Friday, August 16 - September 13, 2024
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Meets: F from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM , 5 sessions

Fee: $230.00

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BLAM! ZOOM! POP! Got your attention? Learn from a professional comic book artist on how to draw and make comics!
After an overview of the sequential art medium, students will receive brief instruction in storytelling, character design and worldbuilding before focusing on drawing. We’ll touch upon drawing some of the most important components needed in making comics… characters, backgrounds, and more. Students will also receive instruction on the art of composing compelling comic pages and learning about the essential elements of a comic book page.
Whether your interest is more American style comics or Manga/Anime, you’ll have fun learning how to make comics and draw your favorite characters or characters you have imagined yourself.
Students will also develop their own comic page outside of class as part of the class instruction.

See for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.

Fee: $230.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 230.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00

David Paul Jackson

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David's Classes

We are excited to introduce David Jackson as a new instructor at the Spruill Center for the Arts! David is a professional artist and an art instructor who enjoys inspiring his students to create art and have fun. He prides himself on focusing on each of his student's artistic goals and then matches instruction to help students achieve them.

David works mainly in the Classical Realism style and is focused on the traditional subject matters of landscape, still life, and portraiture. He has produced works in many different mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite and pen and ink. His work has gained him numerous awards including a recognition in Artist magazine. He has been in juried exhibitions locally and nationally and his work is in both private and university collections. David has been represented by several galleries in the Atlanta area including the Lagerquist Gallery. To view his fine art, visit and on Instagram @jacksondavidpaul

But there's another interesting side to David. He is also a professional illustrator and writer of comics! David has worked with multiple comic publishers around the globe creating sequential art for numerous story genres. From teaching the basics of drawing comics to younger students to a more in-depth dive into sequential art for older students, David enjoys guiding his students through the art of making comics. You can view his comic art @dpjcomics on Instagram

David can be best reached at

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Date Day Time Location
08/16/2024Friday5 PM to 6:30 PM RM 114
08/23/2024Friday5 PM to 6:30 PM RM 114
08/30/2024Friday5 PM to 6:30 PM RM 114
09/06/2024Friday5 PM to 6:30 PM RM 114
09/13/2024Friday5 PM to 6:30 PM RM 114


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