Art Way Alliance

Art Way Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing students with the opportunities and experiences necessary to acquaint them with the practices, techniques, and procedures associated with media arts and related careers. Art Way Alliance strives to provide these opportunities to those who would otherwise not have direct access to instructors, materials, and other like-minded individuals.

Art Way Alliance accomplishes this mission by teaching students how to create and market their original comic books, manga, and cartoons in an environment free of judgment and derision. AWA works through classes, events, conventions, and partnerships with wonderful and dedicated artists and volunteers to accomplish this undertaking.

Art Way Alliance further emphasizes the educational value of comics and cartoons by incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or Common Core elements into our curriculum.


In the past year, AWA has hosted multiple workshops and classes in the DMV area. Our STEAM program in particular has been incredibly popular. We've also participated in events ranging from a Back to School Jamboree to Awesome Con and have created amazing partnerships with schools, non-profit, and profit businesses. 

AWA staff and affiliates celebrated  Read a Comic in Public Day   with selfies! 

AWA staff and affiliates celebrated Read a Comic in Public Day  with selfies!