Manga for Beginners: Basics for Aspiring Artists

July 21, 2020
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Wednesdays, July 15 – August 19, 4–5 PM EDT Session Full
Tuesdays, July 21 – August 25, 4–5 PM EDT Just Added

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6 Lessons per course

PLEASE NOTE: The July 15 – August 19 session (Wednesdays) is at capacity. To be added to the waitlist for this session, please email [email protected] or call (212) 715-1275. Spaces will be released to waitlisted participants in the order they are added.

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 artists John Somoza (Wednesdays) and Richard Ford III (Tuesdays) 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: [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.

Richard Ford III is a professional illustrator based in NYC. Heavily influenced by anime, manga, and street art, Richard spends time creating with various mediums, from digital illustration to traditional paintings, sometimes painting murals in the city. He is passionate about being creative and about the freedom imagination can provide. To be able to share his knowledge with the youth is a dream come true.

Terms & Conditions:
Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason after 12PM EST on Friday, July 10. 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.

  • July 21, 2020 – August 25, 2020