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Writing for Artists

Are you looking for a way to combine visual art with the craft of writing? We at The Muse are dedicated to cultivating a diverse community of creatives who work in a variety of media and explore their creative potential to the fullest!

Are you a comic maker and/or writer brimming with ideas and need some ears – and eyes – on your work? Refine your projects and share your progress with teaching artist Kristin Mehaffey in The Comic Book & Graphic Novel Workshop! 

If you’re new to comics, but want to learn more and give it a shot, consider Kristin’s Intro Comic Book & Graphic Novel Writing class!

Comics are for everyone, whether you draw or not. Doodle a stick figure with some words inside a box, and bam, you’ve made a comic. Or you may want to shoot to master composition, expression, dialogue, color theory, anatomy, et cetera! For comics, the bar is low but the sky is the limit.

The Comic Book & Graphic Novel Workshop meets Thursdays bi-weekly Jun 10 – Aug 19, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. 

Introduction to Comics & Graphic Novel Writing meets Wednesdays bi-weekly Jul 14 – Aug 25, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

Who are Kristin’s favorite authors?

Kristin is really excited about webtoon creators! From ongoing stories by Walter Ostile and Kelley Harris to strip comics by fishball and Sarah Anderson.

Read more about Kristin Mehaffey here and find her on Instagram here


Get journaling ideas and lively conversation, follow fun art activities and meet/learn from our guest professional artist in teaching artist Christine Rucker’s class Visual Journaling: Summer Freedom!

Christine Rucker is an artist and educator who specializes in bookmaking, printmaking, painting and drawing. 

This class focuses on building upon your visual journaling, diary or art-making habits. This semester’s theme is “Freedom From…” Participants will receive a prompt each class, learn two art techniques (making sunrises/sets with pastels and creating textures with household materials), participate in a paper collage demo with artist Lucie Van der Elst, and receive artist lecture video clips. 

Visual Journaling: Summer Freedom meets Saturdays, Jun 12 – Jun 26, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Who are Christine’s favorite authors?

Amy Hempel. Right now she’s reading the Queen’s Gambit.

Read more about Christine here, find her website here, and find her on Instagram here

See a full catalog of our Summer classes, workshops, and seminars and register HERE.

***Tuition assistance and flexibility is available to all who request it, no questions asked. Just select the “I want to talk about tuition assistance” box when checking out!