Manga for Beginners: Basics for Aspiring Artists

September 30, 2020
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Wednesdays, September 30—December 9, 4—5 PM EDT (Online) Calculate your local time

10 Lessons per course (No class on 11/25)

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 September. Please note that all times listed are New York time (EDT/UTC-04:00).

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

No previous experience required for this class. Students are strongly recommended to complete 2 to 3 semesters (Summer, Fall and Spring) of the Manga for Beginners course to establish a solid foundation of skills before moving on to the Manga for Intermediates: Building Blocks for Artists course. Each semester will cover different characters, styles and techniques.

Tuition: $250/$200 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: [email protected].

About the Instructors:
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 Mr. Somoza looks forward to encouraging and teaching the next generation of artists who are looking to enter the field of manga and comics.

Terms & Conditions:
Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason after 12PM EST on Monday, September 21. No partial registration is permitted. Cancellations are accepted by phone or email. Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any course if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, those students already enrolled will receive full refunds. For questions about a registration you placed, please contact the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.

  • September 30, 2020 – December 9, 2020