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Manga for Beginners: Basics for Aspiring Artists

Jul 15 Through Aug 19 | Wed |


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6 Lessons

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Further instructions will be provided before the course begins in July. Please note that all times listed are New York time (EDT/UTC-04:00).

Learn to become a manga artist from home! With this summer series, manga enthusiasts can transform their imaginations into their very own manga. This six-session course for beginner artists will establish the basic drawing skills, character design and story development needed for manga design. Manga artist John Somoza will help students infuse their designs with their own unique style, and unlock their inner manga artists through personal attention.

Tuition: $150/$120 Japan Society members. Designed for students ages 11-18. Space is limited to 10 students: advanced registration required.

For questions, please contact our Education & Family team: jseducation@japansociety.org.

About the Instructor: John Somoza (Drake Tinta) is a professional manga artist who has been working in the field since 2012. His major works include an ongoing manga-influenced series titled Ninja Express, which can be read on Comixology.com. Mr. Somoza looks forward to encouraging and teaching the next generation of artists who are looking to enter the field of manga and comics.

Venue: Japan Society

333 East 47th Street Map
212-715-1258