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IN-PERSON Beginner Anime & Manga Art for Teens

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IN-PERSON Anime & Manga Art & Cartoon Drawing for Teens
Meets Saturdays @12pm-2pm LIVE in-person at our studio in Dumbo

Suitable for 10-16 yrs

Teens get an inside look into the exciting world of Anime, Manga & Cartoon Drawing in this full class course. Design your own characters & storylines & learn professional drawing techniques in these styles. Learn how to capture the fundamentals of facial features & anatomy within the Manga, Anime Art tradition culminating in designing your own manga characters. Lessons on figure drawing & proportion in one or more of the various styles: Shonen, Seinen, Shojo, Josei or Kodomomuke. We will work on line drawing vs. value and have a demos in: shading with manga markers & inking. In the second half of the course, students will be introduced to the techniques of storyboarding -incorporating narrative based on panel-to-panel storytelling, costume & character design. The course will end with a critique on each student’s work. Drawing experience is useful for this course but not essential, we recommend full courses to learn this media. Returning students will be facilitated for and techniques polished. Students may also work on tablets.

Fee includes all art supplies

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PLEASE NOTE While we do offer individual class sign up options in this course, it is primarily for those  who have missed the start of the course. We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for a full class course, it is the only way to learn skills in this media. If you are signing up for one individual class, this will only serve as a taster session , it is not possible to learn a craft in two hours or to progress. Please be patient and manage your expectations, you may not finish your project in one lesson, creativity takes time.


During the ongoing crisis, anyone attending an in-person class must agree to adhere to all CDC & NY Safety guidelines

  • It is mandatory for all students to wear a mask that covers their nose & mouth upon entering our studio & at all time during the session.
  • No masks are to be removed while in the studio for any reason.
  • Social distance must be observed at all times (as recommended 6 ft apart)
  • We are limiting traffic at our studio, parent or guardians a drop off & pick up must kindly remain outside.
  • If a parent/ guardian insists on entering at drop off or pick up, they must wear a mask to cover their nose & mouth & maintain social distance with all staff and students.Only one person can enter per student, no other family members can attend, this includes siblings and friends, unless they are registered for a class.
  • We do not allow parents or guardians to attend in-person classes with students.
  • If your child is nervous to attend a class on their own, we suggest contacting us and w would also suggest an ONLINE class or Private session instead
  • Please do not bring any non-essential items to our studio, particularly any soft toys, extra clothes, bags, scooters etc
  • We do not allow students to share food or drinks during class.
  • Please speak with your children prior to attending of what is expected of them
  • For anyone who is not comfortable with adhering to our safety guidelines we suggest signing up for ONLINE sessions instead.
  • We appreciate how tough it is to adapt in these challenging times & thank you for your cooperation!

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Our gorgeous light-filled airy studio is located in beautiful scenic Dumbo, our home for the last 12 years where we have been serving the communities of Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Park Slope & downtown Manhattan & beyond. And now with our online experiences we are reaching right across the country to California, Netherlands & more!

We are a small business, headed up by international artist Donna-Maree Wilding (known to everyone as DM) from New Zealand.

We value each and everyone of our clients, many of those who have been attending our classes for years.

We are open 7 days a week offering ONLINE & IN-PERSON classes to
Adults 18 +
Kids 5-8
Teen 9-16
Toddler artists 22 months- 3.5 yrs.

It is our goal to provide you with an inspiring artistic experience that will nurture your creative life & ultimately reward you in many ways & years to come!

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