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Sarah Shaw illustration of heroine looking over vast forested horizon

Sarah Shaw (’20) discusses life as a student and teacher at MFAVN

Applications are open for summer 2023. Early application deadline is January 15th. Applications will remain open as space allows. A limited number of SVA housing grants will be available for students coming from outside the immediate area. If you’re an educator, be sure to ask us about our Educator’s Scholarship. Apply here.

Sarah Shaw (Class of 2020) discusses life as a student and teacher from MFA Visual Narrative at SVA on Vimeo.

“I loved being part of a program that’s low-residency. I was able to pursue my passions and interests by living abroad and studying at the same time.” – Sarah Shaw (’20), Comics Artist, Illustrator and Teacher (Visual Narrative Instructor at School of Visual Arts , The Woodward School in Quincy, MA.)

Sarah was able to teach and learn at MFA Visual Narrative because the program is structured to accommodate many schedules. “Our intensive classes all happened during summer vacation. Classes are online for the rest of the year and we were able to go at our own pace while still having strict deadlines.”

Sarah’s recent projects include ‘The Repatriation Diaries’ (a self-published memoir) and part one of her thesis story ‘Finding Hope.’ Sarah also illustrated President Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ framework on the White House’s website. Link: whitehouse.gov/build-back-better

Sarah can be found on Instagram @saraheshaw

Browse Sarah’s site and purchase ‘Finding Hope’ here.

If you’re an educator like Sarah, be sure to ask us about our Educator’s Scholarship. Applications are open for summer 2023. Early application deadline is January 15th. Applications will remain open as space allows. A limited number of SVA housing grants will be available for students coming from outside the immediate area.

Start your application here.