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Free Manga Workshop- Let’s draw your first Manga character with INKO

free Workshop

Date:Friday 06 August 2021
Time:19:30 - 20:30
Fee: Free
Platform:ZOOM
Book Before 17:00 Friday 06 August 2021

What is Manga? Let’s draw your first manga character!


Are you new or have a bit of experience in drawing manga? Come and join INKO to get to know what manga is all about and why it’s so popular. In this free 1 hour workshop, INKO will talk about what is manga all about and a brief history of Manga. Then you will learn to draw your first manga character with step-by-step instruction!

This workshop will also give you a great opportunity to ask any questions or whatever you have been wondering about manga to a professional manga artist! You don’t need to have any drawing experience to join in, and if you’d rather just watch how a manga character is drawn, that’s just fine too.

INKO is a Japanese Manga artist based in the UK. She was born in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from Kyoto University of Art & Design, she moved to England and studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design. Her works have been recognised by many companies, museums such as British Museum, V&A Museum, Transport For London, Sony Entertainment Japan, and Guardian children’s book. She also has been designing the official images for HYPER JAPAN in 2021 and 2020.

TYPE:                           Free Manga Workshop
Date:                            6th August 2021, Friday
Time:                           19:30 – 20:30 (1-hour workshop incl. Q&A)
Instructor’s profile:     INKO ( click name for her page)
Online tool:                 ZOOM/Webinar (*link will be sent to you before the workshop)

INKO will host Manga Workshop Part 2- Let’s draw Japanese Yokai monsters with INKO on Saturday 14th August at 19:30. Please click here to see more details! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Book before: 5pm on 6th August 2021, Friday

Precautions: Suitable for all ages and beginners. (under 8 years old may need adult supervision) No art /crafty experience necessary.

Equipment needed for the workshop:

  1. several sheets of paper of your preferred size
  2. a pencil
  3. a rubber

** Please read our Terms and Conditions before you book your tickets: Terms and Conditions for HYPER JAPAN ONLINE EVENTS

**If you don’t receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here: contact@hyperjapan.co.uk

Above image of drawing you would learn from INKO at the workshop
INKO’s design : HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021

Instructor

INKO Ai Takita

ART&CRAFT

Japanese manga artist

INKO is a Japanese Manga artist based in the UK. She was born in Kyoto, Japan, and she grew up with manga comics, loving both reading and drawing them. After Graduated Kyoto University of Art & Design, she moved to England and studied at Central Saint Martin’s college of Art & Design.

Her works – cross overs of modern and traditional Eastern and Western cultures – have been recognised by many companies, museums such as British Museum, V&A Museum, Transport For London, Sony Entertainment Japan, and Guardian children’s book. She also delivers manga workshops in schools, galleries and museums such as British museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. She was appointed as a culture and language ambassador with School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Besides, her work was featured in an ‘Inking Woman 250 years of Women and Comic Artists in Britain (2018)’ and the comic ’Portrait Of Violence’ has won a bronze medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2018. The multimedia project she took part as an illustrator ‘Flight Paths’ won Innovation in Craft Award at Superfilm Disability Film Festival in 2021. She also actively takes part in art projects such as “House of Setting Sun”, an ongoing exhibition at Blackwell Arts & Crafts House.

Her manga books are also available –  “Portrait of Violence (New International)” – an Independent Publisher Book Awards medal, 2018 , “Tam O’Shanter (Cranachan publishing)”, “Manga Yokai Stories (Tuttle)”, “Extreme Stickering Manga (2019)” and atmospheric horror depictions “Tam O’Shanter (2019)”. You can find out a lot more on her web page.

She has also designed the main visual for this year’s HYPER JAPAN ONLINE 2021. Read the article how she designed it!

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