Categories: Arts & Crafts | Ages: 5 - 14 Years | Format: In-Person
If you are familiar with Mario, Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and Rilakkuma, then you can easily understand kawaii characters. In this class, we will explore Japanese contemporary drawing styles to create Japanese anime characters of our own vision and design. Students will also learn how to make manga (Japanese-style comic) and basic animation techniques.
Starting with basic drawing techniques, children will learn about and experience various mixed media (like crayon scratch, origami and magazine collage, making textures with acrylic color, using Japanese painting paper and so on…), watch Japanese animation, and create their own characters.
About the Instructor
- Hiromitsu Kuroo is a Japanese artist with a vast experience teaching children in Japan and the United States. He is familiar with both styles of Japanese and American comics, and creates his course curriculum based on the background of each child as well as their own requests to improve their imagination and drawing skills. The uniqueness of his class is that he teaches not only the importance of classical drawing techniques, but also Japanese manga art through origami and clay modeling, which help kids to create more diverse works with three-dimensional aspects. Hiromitsu believes that his class will give kids pleasure to develop their own anime and manga styles and also give them opportunities to find their aptitudes and the various possibilities they can draw from them.
When to arrive:
15 minutes before
12 hours in advance
Upcoming Schedule for Manga Drawing and Animation for Kids
Featuring Japanese-inspired works by artists from all over the world, RESOBOX is a Japanese cultural center dedicated to sharing and celebrating Japanese influence in the arts. Our workshops, cafe, gallery and event space allow us to celebrate Japanese culture in many ways.
We offer classes in Japanese-inspired dance, ink painting, cosplay and prop-making, martial arts and more. We also offer drawing, crochet and Karate classes just for kids as well as classes in ink-painting, Iaido and Jodo.
Visitors can enjoy art inspired by Japanese culture in our gallery. Featuring artists from near and far, we display new artwork monthly. We are open to artists of any age, race or nationality, provided that they somehow incorporate Japanese ideas, culture or philosophy into their work through the creation of something that didn’t exist before.
Relax and be inspired, strolling through our gallery or unwinding in our cafe. Enjoy free wifi with a cup of coffee or Matcha, a relaxing Japanese drink, and a sushi roll.
RESOBOX is a place where people who are conversant with, dedicated to, and influenced by Japanese arts can gather to create innovative arts through the collaborative process and disseminate them to the world. Join us!
Takashi Ikezawa is a native of Japan who has dedicated his life to disseminating Japanese arts and culture to the world. His strong identification with Japanese culture stems from four years of experience working as a certified mountain guide on Mt. Fuji – a place that is historical as well as sacred to Japanese people.