Create more than just art!
If you are familiar with Mario, Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and Rilakkuma, then you can easily understand kawaii characters. In this class in New York City, 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.
Our class is not just a fan art drawing class, but also a place where the potential of young vivid imaginations can be expanded through anime characters. Once students make their own characters, they will have the opportunity to “play” with them! A character drawn on paper can be converted to a digital media file to be animated.
East Village Manga Class
Manga Drawing Class for Preschoolers (ending July 23)
– Preschoolers and their parents *Adult must accompany child in this class
– $25 for 40 minutes
MangaⅠ(ending July 23)
– Recommended ages: 5 to 7 years old
– $35 for 45 minutes
– Recommended ages: 8 and up
– $45 for 80 minutes
Starting July 23rd, the East Village class will be scheduled as below:
Manga East Village
– Recommended ages: 5 and up
– Tuesdays – Fridays (4 days a week)
– 4:30pm ー 5:30pm
– $40 for 80 minutes
We will also be holding combined classes every Wednesday with our Kendama class! See the schedule below:
Combined Kendama & Manga Class – Every Wednesday
– Kendama ＆ Manga (3:30pm － 5:30pm) – $55
Long Island City Manga Class
– Recommended ages: 5 – 12
– Fridays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
– $40 for 60 minutes
**PLEASE NOTE: The class sign up deadline is 4 hours before the class begins. Cancellation after this period will NOT be refunded.**
Kenichi Yoshida grew up surrounded by animations in Japan.He learn painting at an art university, graduating with several awards with his character illustration and paintings. While attending, Kenichi also taught drawing to his university's manga department as a teaching assistant. And he received an award for character design. After graduating, he drew manga and gained experience by participating in the well-known manga convention, Comic Market as well as actively contacting professional manga writers and publishers. He now creates vibrant illustrations.