Monday, March 29, 2010

Teen How-to-Draw Manga Workshop

Instructor: Stephanie Ellwood
Barth Room
May 8th at 2 p.m.

Teens ages 12-18 from the San Gabriel Valley are welcomed to the Crowell Public Library’s “How to Draw Manga” workshop help on Saturday, May 8th at 2pm in the Barth Community Room. This workshop is taught by talented local artist Stephanie Ellwood, an Art Institute of San Diego graduate, who will introduce teens to sketch and coloration techniques used in manga style art.

“Manga” is a Japanese word meaning “humorous pictures.” “Manga” also describes a type of book—Japanese comics. Manga has a rich variety of genres aside from comedy; manga artwork is not only comedic, but dramatic, imaginative, and complex. Manga style artwork became increasingly popular in mid-20th century in Japan and has exploded in popularity throughout many Western countries during the latter part of the 20th century, particularly here in the United States.

Registration and experience not required! Teens unfamiliar with manga are invited to come and learn a new art style. Sketch supplies will be provided, but teens may also bring their own art supplies and sketchbooks. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library.